The SL government continues to acquire land belonging to Tamil civilians in the North. This time around, the government has set its sight on acquiring a large area of land in Vavuniya to build a permanent military camp.

According to the Land and Land Development Ministry, the Tamil civilian owners of the land located close to the A9 highway have already been informed of this move.

The Ministry has said the land acquisition was carried out legally and the owners will be compensated.

Tamil political parties have continuously raised objections to the presence of army camps in the North following the end of the war.