A TNA statement welcomed the release of 701 acres of land occupied by the military in Valikamam North and East.
The TNA said that the land was released after TNA leader R. Sampanthan made a request to the President when the President visited the North recently.
Following that meeting the President had promised that the request would be considered and as a first step civilians would now be permitted to resettle in one area.
“We thank the President for the fulfillment of this promise and at the same time ask that the rest of the lands held also be released, at least in stages, as soon as possible,” the TNA said.
The TNA also urged the President to release the remaining political prisoners at the beginning of the New Year. (Colombo Gazette)