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Sri Lanka Army releases 1,201 acres of land in North to legitimate owners

Published Jan 22, 2019
Updated May 26, 2020

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena today (21) handed over 1201.88 acres of state and private lands in the Northern Province released by the military from its occupation to the legitimate owners.

Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Mr. Mahesh Senanayake honoring the commitment the Army has given to the Presidential directive to release all occupied lands, delivered the land documents, related to the release of 1201.88 Army used state and private lands in Mullaitivu, Kilinochchi, Jaffna and Wanni Districts, including Udayarkattu, and three other Army farms.

The President after accepting the documents from the Commander of the Army handed them over to the Governors and District Secretaries afterwards in turn for onward implementation of the release.

The released land includes 972 acres of state land in Kilinochchi and 120 acres of state land in Mullaitivu where the Army has been running farms. Similarly, 46.11 acres of state land in Jaffna and the Wanni and 63.77 acres of private land in Jaffna and the Wanni were also released accordingly under this program in Mullaitivu.

The program that released the total of 1201.88 acreage, including Nachchikuda, Vellankulam and Udayarkattu Army farms was coordinated by the Security Fore Headquarters – Mullaitivu

The process to release northern and eastern lands, belonging to civilians and the state that bear no impact on national security needs began last year, following a Presidential directive,

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