Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Army returns 23 more houses in Jaffna to legitimate owners
Tue, Jan 28, 2014, 12:16 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 27, Jaffna: Sri Lanka Army has returned 23 houses it occupied in Jaffna in the Northern Province during the conflict to the rightful owners.

During a brief ceremony on Saturday (January 25) the houses used by the Army troops serving under the 51 Division in the Jaffna peninsula on rent basis have been handed over to the Divisional Secretariat for return to their respective legitimate owners, the Army said in a statement.

Accordingly, the Headquarters and Company bases of 9 Sri Lanka National Guard unit, 23 Gajaba Regiment, 25 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment, 11 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment and 14 Gemunu Watch have moved out from those houses and established their formations elsewhere in state-owned lands.

General Officer Commanding, 51 Division, Brigadier Chula Abeynayake, together with respective Commanding Officers, delivered the documents, pertaining to those houses to Divisional Secretaries of Santhilppay, Thelippalai, Uduvil and Jaffna on the occasion.

The programme, in line with the government's policy of returning public property, was implemented under the directions of Major General Udaya Perera, Commander, Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ - J).

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Health Minister's cannabis cultivation idea gains momentum
-- [5 hours ago]
Japanese Embassy clarifies position on foreign judges in Sri Lanka
-- [7 hours ago]
Japanese support of Rs. 32 million to uplift agriculture and fisheries industry in Sri Lanka
-- [7 hours ago]
Special island wide police operation makes 2,879 arrests
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe celebrates 69th birthday today
-- [9 hours ago]
Cost of Living Committee grants approval to increase milk powder prices
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President heads home after successful tour in Pakistan
-- [9 hours ago]
Government Analyst to examine the Dambulla food processing factory after toxic fumes killed two workers
Lanka IOC raise fuel prices
Pakistan pledges to strengthen economic and trade relations with Sri Lanka

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.