More than 120 acres of land in Kilinochchi handed back for civilian
[June 19 2018]
The Sri Lanka Army, making inroads into the
reconciliation and development process has once again returned over 120
acres of private land used by troops in Thelippalai, Karachchi and
Maritimepattu areas in the Northern Province. The official documents
relating to these lands were presented the President Maithripala
Sirisena, during his visit to Kilinochchi on Monday (18).
Commander, Security Forces - Kilinochchi, Major
General Nisshanka Ranawana, on behalf of the Commander of the Army
presented the documents of Thelippalai (Jaffna), Maritimepattu (Mullaittivu)
and Karachchi (Kilinochchi) to the President during a meeting. The
President in turn handed them to the District Secretaries of Jaffna,
Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi for onward action.
Documents related to a total of 120.89 acres including
62.95 acres in Thelippalai, Jaffna, 5.94 acres in Karachchi, Kilinochchi
and 52.0 acres in Maritimepattu, Mullaittivu were thus released to be
handed back to civilian owners.
By early December 2017, the Army had released
55,510.58 acres of private and state land in Jaffna, Kilinochchi,
Mullaittivu, Mannar and Vavuniya in the Northern Province and Ampara,
Batticaloa and Trincomalee in the Eastern Province.