Army Releases more houses & lands to Civilians in Vadamaratchi East, Pachchilapallai and Valikamam areas.

civillian landsSome more houses and lands in Vadamaratchi East, Pachchilapallai and Valikamam areas, hitherto occupied by the Army, were released on Friday (23) after shifting those camps to government lands.

Commander Security Forces – Jaffna (SF-J) Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe delivered the documents related to the release of 51 acres and 7 houses in Uduththurai, Mamunai, Champiyanpattu and Pullopallai to the Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprises Development Mr. Douglas Devananda who subsequently handed them over to Civil Administrative Authorities. Camps were established in those areas by the Army in 2009 after defeating the LTTE terrorists in Humanitarian Operation.

Divisional Secretary Vadamaratchi East Mr. S. Saththiyaseelan, Administrative Officer Pachchilapallai Divisional Secretariat Mr. T. Suntharamoorth, General Officer Commanding 55 Division Brigadier Ajith Wijesinghe and a large crowd attended the handing over ceremony held at Thalaiady Central College. The 55 Division had arranged a donation of dry ration packs, each worth of Rs. 2000/=, for 75 low income families in the area on the same occasion.

 

The same day, Army released 39 houses and lands belonging to 41 families in Santhilippay, Chankanai, Uduvil and Thelippalai. Camps were put up in those areas on security grounds after expulsion of terrorists in 1995 Operation Riviresa.

Religious leaders, Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprises Development Mr. Douglas Devananda, Commander SF-J Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, General Officer Commanding 51 Division Brigadier Chula Abenayake, Divisional Secretary Santhilippay Mr. S. Muralitharan, Divisional Secretary Chankanai Mr. A. Sothinathanan, Divisional Secretary Uduvil Mr. M. Nanthagopalanan and Divisional Secretary Thelippalai Mr. K. Sri Mohanan were also present at the ceremony organized to mark the event at Chunnakam.

http://www.cimicjaffna.lk/Cimicnews_2013_08_24.php

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