Tamils stage hunger strike in Jaffna

The hunger strike was launched by war displaced people from Valikamam who are yet to be resettled in their original lands after being forced out of their homes in 1990. Meanwhile leader of Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF) Gajan Ponnambalam said that some Tamil journalists who were covering the protest were attacked. Tamils, including war displaced people and politicians, staged a hunger strike in Jaffna today.The demonstrators were calling for the war displaced people to be resettled in their original lands in parts of the north. He said that several Internally Displaced People (IDP) who were scheduled to take part in the protest were also prevented from doing so.The United National Party (UNP) and Tamil National Alliance (TNA) were among the political parties which took part in the demonstration.

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