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Namal Rajapaksa oversees Sinhala settlements in Vavuniya

The President's son, Namal Rajapaksa, was in Vavuniya today, overseeing the development of recently built Sinhala settlements.

Sinhalese name board of Namalgama village in Vavuniya

The state's settlement of 2500 Sinhala families from the island's South into Vavuniya, a region within the Tamil areas of the North and East of the island, began in February last year and was inaugurated by Namal Rajapaksa.

The area, previously a Tamil village known as Kokkachaankulam, was renamed into several small regions with Sinhalese names, including Bogasweva 1 and 2, Namalgana and Nandimithragama. The building of eleven Buddhist temples within this region is already underway.

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