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* Controversy over taking over of land in Sri Lanka's north to set up military base
Sun, Mar 9, 2014, 01:01 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka's major Tamil party Tamil National Alliance (TNA) claimed that the residents of a village in Kilinochchi district had protested the moves to take over their land to establish an Army base in Pallai.

TNA MP Suresh Premachandran said that the Army had planned to take over 36 acres of private land from Iyakkachchi of Pallai in Kilinochchi district to establish the base of the Army's 552 brigade.

The MP said that the residents of the village have protested the moves to take over the land.

He further said that the Army had held a discussion with the villagers regarding taking over the land on March 04. Army has offered compensation for the land but the MP says that the people are not willing to offer their traditional land to the government.

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