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* Sri Lanka Tamil party says military agrees to release more lands in the North
Tue, Apr 18, 2017, 12:40 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main Tamil party. Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said the Government had assured to release more lands currently occupied by the security forces in the North and the East soon.

Speaking to media following a meeting between the party officials and the Tri-Service Chiefs and the Secretary to the Ministry of Defense on Monday, TNA spokesman, MP M A Sumanthiran said the defense officials will hold discussions with the politicians and the residents in the North to identify the lands to be released.

MP Sumanthiran said the discussions with the district secretaries of Mullaitivu, Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Vavuniya and Mannar districts, the Tri-forces Chiefs, district politicians and the residents will be held on April 19 and 20.

TNA leader R. Sampanthan, MPs including Mavai Senathirajah, M.A. Sumanthiran, E. Saravanapavan, S. Sritharan, Charles Nirmalanathan, and Selvam Adaikalanathan, took part in yesterday's meeting with the security forces chiefs and defense officials.

The TNA has requested the release of the lands tabling maps on which the occupied lands are illustrated on maps of each District.

MP Sumanthiran pointing out that the military is still occupying the land that was belong to the people in the North even though the war ended nearly eight years ago, said the Army Commander has assured that under the instructions of the President and the Defense Secretary the lands occupied by the security forces will be gradually released.

MP Sumanthiran said the meetings with the district officials have been scheduled to identify the exact lands that could be released to the original owners. A discussion would be held in Colombo early next month to take a final decision on the extent of lands to be released, he added.

 


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