Sinhalization of the North-East: Kankesanthurai

SINHALIZATION OF THE NORTH-EAST Kankesanthurai Militarization Forced Displacement Economic Development Buddhisization Kankesanthurai (KKS) is a historic port suburb located in the Northern Province of the island of Sri Lanka. Formerly known as Gayathurai, the region is encompassed by a natural harbour, famous for ancient sites, such as the Keerimalai Springs, the Kankesanthurai Fort, and two…

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Sinhalization of the North-East: Seruwila – Verugal

SINHALIZATION OF THE NORTH-EAST Seruwila-Verugal Sinhala Settlements Buddhisization Militarization The Trincomalee District has been subject to the government’s colonization efforts dating back to independence from British rule in 1948. The district’s geography gives it added significance, as the link to the northern part of the traditional Tamil homeland, and its natural and strategic resources, including…

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Sinhalization of the North-East: Pulmoaddai

SINHALIZATION OF THE NORTH-EAST Pulmoaddai Militarization Buddhisization Sinhala Settlements Pulmoaddai is a majority Tamil-speaking, Muslim town in the Trincomalee District. The town, part of the Kuchchaveli Divisional Secretariat, is located on the border to the Mullaithivu District, occupying the strategically important region which links the traditional Tamil homeland’s northern and eastern regions. The area is…

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