Trouble in Paradise: The land rights struggle in Sri Lanka

Trouble in Paradise: The land rights struggle in Sri Lanka

Farmers and fisherfolk had lived on their land in Paanama village, Sri Lanka for generations – until they were forcibly evicted by the military overnight. The land they used to grow crops on is now being retained by the government to be used for tourist hotels.

After years of protesting, the government decided in 2015 that the land would be returned to the community – but it has not yet kept this promise. 

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