The Sri Lankan government is to acquire a large area of land in Vavuniya to permanently build a military camp.

According to the Sri Lankan Lands Ministry, the owners of the land located in close proximity to the A9 highway have already been informed of this move.

The Lands Ministry says the land acquisition is being carried out legally and the owners will be compensated accordingly.

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