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* 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).

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