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Land Seized from Tamils Turned into Luxury Tourist Resorts in Sri Lanka, Report Finds

May 31, 2015
Tamil Canadian

Six years after Sri Lanka’s army crushed the Tamil Tiger guerrillas and ended a 26-year civil war that killed tens of thousands of people, a silent war continues under the guise of a land grab, says a new report. Thousands of hectares of land seized from the locals during the war are being redeveloped as luxury tourist resorts, industrial projects and army bases, the report says. In some cases, fertile land — also occupied during the war — is being used for farming by soldiers and the produce sold to the very people the land was seized from, it alleges. [ full story ]