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Bishop Kingsley Swampillai visits Mullikulam protesters

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Updated: 07:43 GMT, Mar 29, 2017 | Published: 07:06 GMT, Mar 29, 2017 |
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Apostolic Administrator of the Mannar Diocese Rev. Dr.Joseph Kingsley Swampillai on Tuesday (March 28) paid a visit to the villagers of Mullikulam of a Mannar village who have been protesting for seven days demanding the return of their navy-occupied land.

The protesters told the bishop how they have been struggling without their lands for the last 11 years.

The bishop assured them to talk to the relevant authorities in order to find a solution to the issue.

The villagers of Mullikulam have been displaced for 11 years, with their lands currently being used as a Sri Lankan Navy training camp. The protestors have been experiencing heavy surveillance and intimidation by Navy and intelligence personnel and police.

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