Today mark 100 days of ongoing struggle by residents of #Keppapulavu in #Mullaithivu demanding return of their lands from #military custody
Access road to #Keppapulavu village was opened temporarily today for #Vattrappalai Amman Kovil festival;protesting villagers disappointed
Tense situation in #Keppapulavu as military closed access road opened temporarily today after 8 years;devotees trapped inside HSZ area #lka
Earlier Defense Ministry approval was granted to open #Keppapulavu access road from June11-13 to enable devotees engage;Army closed entrance
"Ms do you work for us(people) or military?" #Keppapulavu protesters ask #Mullaithivu GA why access road to lands closed:"I work for Govt"
Devotees complained military stopped them walking across access road & urged to get into Army bus service they run today;heavy surveillance
Hundreds of devotees from various parts arriving to historical #Vattrappalai Amman Kovil annual feast today;located near #Nandhikadal lagoon
As a rural goddess,villagers believe after burning #Madurai #Kannagi rested here;ceremony of burning light using sea water to be held today
A Hindu devotee performed "Thooku Kavadi" (lifting burden dance) that hanging on hooks to finish her vows to #Vattrapplai #Kannagi Amman
Southern based Movement for Equal Rights staged protest in Fort,Colombo today expressing solidarity with ongoing struggle for #Keppapulavu
Protesting #Keppapulavu residents were told by official from Presidential Sect that they weren't aware of their struggle;petition handed in
Day132:as DDC meeting underway in #Mullaithivu Secretariat today,#Keppapulavu villagers staged protest demanding early return of their lands
Day138:#Keppapulavu residents ask how long they have to suffer on road while military built hotels on their lands/run farms/enjoy income 1/2
Alleged politicians failed to address their concerns as they took the streets,"They come & give assurances/give voice cut to media & go"2/2
Day141:Protesting #Keppapulavu residents say they have been informed by Min #Swaminathan 180 acres land of 480 to be released tomorrow 1/2
Protesters vowed they'll continue protest till all of their remain acquired lands released"We just want to live in our lands like others"2/2
A protesting elderly mother in #Keppapulavu was given a wheelchair today;donated by local donor through #Jaipur organization #resistance
Protesting #Keppapulavu villagers were disappointed to hear from Min #Swaminathan that 189 acres are forest lands/not residential lands 1/2
No land plots were released today;sources said military changed plan last minute w/o informing Minister.Villagers told of meeting colombo2/2
Min #Swaminathan told #Keppapulavu residents that he had decided to grant Rs 146 million to military to vacate civilian lands in 6 months1/2
Agitated #Keppapulavu villagers asked Minister who is running Govt;Minister requested 5 protesters to attend a meeting/July26 in Colombo 2/2
#Mullaithivu #TNA #MP #Shanthi Sriskandaraja alleged Govt is misleading #Keppapulavu villagers with false promises continuously for months
Military claimed to have released 189 acres of land to owners;land owned by 6 persons already marked by Forest Dept…
A meeting was held with Reps of #Keppapulavu protesters today @ Resettelment Min;military demanded 6 months & Rs140 million to relocate 1/2
Representatives from #Keppapulavu who came to Colombo alleged Minister/Oppo leader @R_Sampanthan didn't question military on its demands 2/2
#Keppapulavu villagers alleged Military which received funds to release civilian lands released forest lands & now demand more money 1/2
Resettle-Ministry was misled;180 acres forest land released instead of 111acres civilian lands;now demand more money…
Oppo Leader @R_Sampanthan who was presented in meeting assured #Keppapulavu residents that he will give get definite answer within 10 days
Min #Swaminathan is to submit cabinet paper seeking Rs 148 million from treasury to pay military in order to relocate camps in #Keppapulavu
"We would release 111 acres land in #Keppapulavu only after Resettlement Ministry released Rs 148 million to relocate"military spoxman says
Chair of @ONURgovLK CBK assured protesting #Keppapulavu residents return of their village from military occupation;no timeframe was given
Cabinet approved funds- Rs 148 million to military in order to shift military base located in 111 acres land in #Keppapulavu #Mullaithivu
Day249:protesting #Keppapulavu residents continue their protest amidst heavy rains these days;families are affected as no assistance given
As military is preparing to move from Keppapulavu lands,residents alleged their old buildings/useful trees are being destroyed intentionally
After one year of continuing protest & still counting, military is to vacate 133 acres of occupied civilian land in #Keppapulavu #Mullaithivu tomorrow after it was paid millions to relocate camps. Villagers said their protest will continue until all civilian lands are returned.

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