Army Vacates more Civilians’ Houses

2014_01_26_3In another stage in the process of releasing civilians’ properties used by the Army, five Battalions withdrew from 23 houses in 51 Division area on Saturday (25).

Headquarters and company bases of 9th Sri Lanka National Guard (9SLNG), 23rd Gajaba Regiment (23 GR), 25th Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (25 VIR), 11th Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (11 SLSR) and 14thGemunu Watch (14 GW) were shifted to new camps handing back those houses to respective Divisional Secretaries in the presence of the owners.

General Officer Commanding 51 Division Brigadier Chula Abeynayake, Commander 511 Brigade Colonel Priyanka Fernando and Civil Affairs Officer 513 Brigade Lieutenant Colonel Sarath Amarasinghe handed over the documents with regard to release of the properties to Mr. S. Muralitharan, Mr. M. Pratheepan, Mr. Nantha Gopalan and Ms. S. Theivendran, Divisional Secretaries of Santhilppay, Thelippalai, Uduvil and Jaffna.

Process of releasing civilians’ properties in Jaffna was expedited on directives of the present Security Forces Commander (Jaffna) Major General Udaya Perera.

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