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SLA constructs big base on Pa’n’nai coast near Jaffna Fort

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 22 June 2010 17:19 No Comment]

Hundreds of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers are actively engaged in constructing a big base on the coastal stretch of Meenaadchipuram between Pa’n’nai and Naavaanthu’rai near Jaffna Fort, allocated for resettlement of uprooted civilians, sources in Jaffna said. Meanwhile, Jaffna SLA Commander Mahinda Kathurusinghe recently said in a press meet that the SLA 512 Division base presently located in the occupied private properties in Jaffna town including Subas and Gnanam hotels are to be soon relocated to another place.

Various organizations and circles had been pressing the government to evacuate the occupying SLA forces from the above private properties.

Heavy construction machinery is being by used by the soldiers in Meenaadchipuram who are seen to work in haste under tight security arrangements.

The new SLA base is being constructed in the midst of settlements of resettled people, invading many acres of coastal land.

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