Saturday, December 10, 2005

New navy base for Batticaloa – 30 000 Tamils to be displaced

Plans for a new naval base in the Batticaloa district were unveiled by the Sri Lanka Navy on Friday.

The base is to be located close to the Eravur area.

30, 000 Tamils are to be displaced from the area to accommodate the new base. The plight of the displaced people remains unknown.

The construction of such a naval base does not look encouraging for the three year old peace process.

More to follow….

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