Minister briefed on issues over freed land

D.M.SwaminathanMinister of Resettlement, Reconstruction and Hindu Religious Affairs D M Swaminathan was today briefed on some issues over land freed by the army in Valikamam north in Jaffna.

The Minister was told that in some areas people cannot access the land returned to them by the army as access roads are still being occupied by the military.

Swaminathan was also told that some areas reported to have been freed by the army are still being occupied.

The concerns were raised with Minister Swaminathan when he visited Valikamam north in Jaffna today.

Swaminathan had then spoken to the army on the concerns raised and sought a report in order to take appropriate action. (Colombo Gazette)

3 COMMENTS

  1. Quick-fix solutions such as giving land back without considering the threats to National Security is very dangerous. Tamil people are part of Sri Lanka but last 30 years they believed Prabhakaran’s religion. Why not Muslim and Sinhalese people not getting their land back from Northern areas? If Tamil people can live anywhere in Sri Lanka, it should be same for Muslims and Sinhalese too. Tamil political leaders have a responsibility to promote reconciliation by having Muslim and Sinhalese people in North.

  2. Its a shame on the minister. President’s office is only
    a telephone call away from his office. Did the army tell the minister off !

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