Another stretch of land released in Jaffna
[September 07 2018]
Another allotment of land in Jaffna was released to
their owners on Thursday (06 September). The land in extent of 4.4 acres
which was previously utilized by troops for service requirements was
thus released during a ceremony held in Myliddy, says Army media.
Formal documents of the land release were symbolically
handed over to state officials by Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna
(SF-J), Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, on behalf of the Army
during the ceremony. The said land includes 2.75 acres, belonging to the
Kalaimagal Vidyalayam in Myliddy North, 1.19 acres, belonging to several
families in Sandilipay and 0.5 acres, belonging to the Kurumbachetti
Co-operative Shop and the Community Hall.
During the ceremony, in a gesture of goodwill the Army
had presented gift parcels of books to 200 children of Kalaimagal
Vidyalayam and also pledged assistance to completely renovate the
Regional senior state officials, military officers and
local residents were also present at the occasion.
A large number of lands in the Peninsula have already
been released to the owners in keeping with a government policy of
returning civilian land used by troops. In June this year (2018), the
Army returned 120 acres of land in Thelippalai, Karachchi and
Maritimepattu areas in the Northern Province. The official documents
relating to these lands were presented by the President Maithripala
Sirisena, during a visit to Kilinochchi.