Army releases more land in the Northern Province

The Army released more land in the North Province in line with a directive issued by President Maithripala Sirisena, the Army media unit said today.

Security Force Headquarters – Wanni (SFHQ-W), in line with the Presidential directive, handed over documents related to the release of 40.74 acres of state lands and 13.64 acres of private lands in the Wanni to the Governor of the Northern Province Dr Suren Raghavan.

As per instructions of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Major General Prabath Dematanpitiya, General Officer Commanding, 56 Division, representing Major General Kumudu Perera, Commander, Security Forces – Wanni handed over the documents to Dr Suren Raghawan to release 54.38 acres of public and private lands.

All those land patches in the Wanni were used by the Security Forces during the war, the Army said. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. I have heard of stories Army of a country capturing the lands of another country from a war. Only Sri Lankan army is brave to captures the Tamil people’s land in their own country and release them in pieces with much media publicity to give the impression that they are doing good to restore the good will of the people. There are puppets as governors to hand over the lands to the people. Whom are they deceiving?. Will they pay compensation for the people who lost revenue from the land during the period it was controlled by the Army?


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