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More than 120 acres of land in Kilinochchi handed back for civilian use

More than 120 acres of land in Kilinochchi handed back for civilian use

[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.

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