An extent of 570 more acres of land in Valali and Kankasanthurai South in the Grama Seva Division, Valikamam sector in the Jaffna peninsula were released by the Security Forces to the District Secretary for Jaffna Friday (10) morning for distribution among rightful owners.
Under today’s phase, 397 acres from Kankasanthurai South and 173 acres from Valali in the Valikamam sector have now been released to the District Secretariat, thus completing the extent of 1000 acres assured by the Government.
Friday’s release of these lands was the second segment of the project which was initiated earlier by HE the President Maithripala Sirisena on March 23, 2015 when he visited the peninsula for release of 430 acres to the owners under the first phase.
In keeping with the President’s vision, a total of 1000 acres of land from the High Security Zones (HSZ) have now been accordingly released to the owners under this programme, says Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera, acting Military Spokesman and Director Media at Army Headquarters. (Ends)