Army hands over 683 acres of land in Jaffna Peninsula

The Army today handed over 683 acres of land to 964 families (3309 members) as part of the resettlement programme in the Jaffna Peninsula.

Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake attended the ceremony held at Mailadi, the Army said.

Land in 4 GS Divisions in the Theleppalai DS Division were handed over to civilians who were in IDP camps and staying with their relatives.

“This is your Army. This is the Army of the country. Our responsibility is to ensure look after wellbeing of all human being in this island whether in the South or North, whether Sinhala, Muslim, Tamil, Buddhist, Christians, Islamic or any other religious,” the Commander of the Army said at the event.

He further he said that the Kankesanthurai to Point Pedro road can be used between 0600am to 7pm by civilians. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Why is all this circus to return their own land after 30 years without any compensation?

    Only in Sinhala Baudha Lanka.

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