Sri Lankan minister leads Buddhist land grab of Tamil Hindu Temple

While Tamils have been resisting several attempts at landgrabs and Sinhalisation across the North-East, and particularly in Mullaitivu, fronted by state agencies such as the archaeology department and forest department, the minister’s presence in Monday’s landgrab represents the first time the Sri Lankan government has openly demonstrated its involvement in the colonisation.

The event was held despite police using coronavirus restrictions to prevent public gatherings in the North. Tamil journalists in Mullaitivu were banned from the event by police and continue to be threatened by the Sri Lankan military.

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