Sun. May 26th, 2019

Colombo Gazette

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President to release Army occupied land in North on Monday

President Maithripala Sirisena is to release 1201.88 acres of Army occupied land in the North on Monday.

The Army said that it will release 1201.88 acres of Army-used state and private lands in the North which will not have any impact on national security.

The Army said that the land will be released during ceremonies in Mullaittivu and other parts of the North presided by President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday.

The release of this acreage of land includes 972 acres of state land in Kilinochchi and 120 acres of state land in Mullaittivu where the Army has been running farms.

Similarly, 46.11 acres of state land in Jaffna and the Wanni and 63.77 acres of private land in Jaffna and the Wanni will also be released under this programme in Mullaittivu.

The ceremony to release the scheduled total of 1201.88 acreage, including Nachchikuda, Vellankulam and Udayarkattukulam Army farms is coordinated by the Security Fore Headquarters – Mullaittivu, Office of the Hon Governor for Northern Province, District Secretariats, respective Divisional Secretariats and the Army Directorate of Quartering, Land and Property. (Colombo Gazette)

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