Army releases 54 acres of land to owners
Sri Lanka Army released 54 acres of land along the
coastal belt in Thaididi Grama Niladari Division, including the Myladi
Fisheries Harbour that borders Palaly Army Cantonment to their
legitimate owners today (3rd Junly 2017), States army media.
Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) released
the 54 acres of land responding to the concerns of public and
politicians in Jaffna District. Accordingly, 187 families who were
resident as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) can return to their
original lands to resume their fishing livelihood after absence of
nearly 30 years.
The ceremony was organized jointly by Ministry of
National Integration and Reconciliation; Ministry of Prison Reforms,
Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs, District
Secretariat Jaffna and SFHQ-J.
Lands were released after successful consultation from
the Ministry of Defence, tri-service Commanders, relevant Ministries and
District Secretariat Jaffna.
Parliamentarians, District Secretary for Jaffna,
Commander SF-J, state officials, army personnel and land recipients were
present at the occasion.