Army releases 189 acres of land in Mullaitivu to original residents

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The Sri Lanka Army, in keeping with the Government’s policy to release more security forces-held lands to civilians, has released 189 acres in Mullaitivu.

The Army said that, responding positively to the concerns of the public, Parliamentarians and local politicians in the Mullaitivu District, the Security Force Headquarters Mullaitivu (SFHQ-MLT) released another land patch of 189 acres situated in the SFHQ-MLT Army Cantonment premises on Wednesday (19) during a formal ceremony.

Under this program, families who were living with their next of kin are able to return to their original places of residence in Keppapilaw. A similar release of 243 acres of lands belonging to civilians in Keppapilaw, used by the Security Forces in Mullaitivu took place earlier on 25 January 2017 in response to humanitarian concerns of displaced Mullaitivu people.

Brigadier General Staff, SFHQ-MLT delivered the formal document officially handing over the 189 acres of land at Keppapilaw to the Maritimepatthu Divisional Secretary in the presence of District Secretary for Mullaitivu R. Kethiswaran.

Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs D. M. Swaminathan was also present at the event.