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* Sri Lanka's Northern Provincial Council adopts resolution against the alleged Sinhala colonization in the North
Sat, Feb 22, 2014, 02:26 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 22, Colombo: The Northern Provincial Council in Sri Lanka has adopted a resolution against the alleged 'Sinhala colonizations' carried out in the North.

Northern Provincial Councilor T. Raviharan had presented the resolution against the 'Sinhala colonization' in the Mullaitivu District and grabbing lands of people in the Northern Province. The resolution was seconded by Councilor M.K. Sivajilingam.

Raviharan has reportedly informed the Council that 29,311 acres of land has been forcibly grabbed and used for illegal settlements.

Raviharan told an English daily that the resolution proposed by him highlighted that illegal colonization and land grabbing will change the ethnic ratio in the North.

He noted that there are many people still struggling to resettle in their own lands, but a large number of lands has been taken away by illegal colonization and land grabbing.

He added that the Council has received many complaints on this matter from residents in the North.

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