Dec 27, 2018

Civilians urge not to remove Thirukkovil camp

Residents in the Thirukkovil area have staged a protest on Dec. 25 against the removal of an army camp in the area, reports say.

Noting that the military safeguards civilian during sudden disasters, the protestors have stated that removal of the camp would lead to an increase of drug use in the area and threats from drug addicts.

TNA MP of the Digamadulla district - K. Kotheeswaran had earlier discussed with president Maithripala Sirisena to remove the camp to build a sports ground. Accordingly, the camp was removed yesterday.

(Source : Divaina)