July 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army has released another 27 acres of land in Jaffna, used by the Army for service requirements on Friday.
Security Force Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) has released 26.4 acre extent from the Palaly cantonment area for original land owners in Myladdy area and one more acre of the state land for the use of RCTM School in the north of Palaly on during a brief ceremony, held at Thelippalai Divisional Secretariat.
Major General Darshana Hettiarrachchi, Commander, Security Forces-Jaffna who was instrumental in pioneering the release of those lands, being held for security purposes delivered documents, related to the releases to the Governor for Northern Province, Dr Suren Ragavan in the presence of the Additional District Secretary for Jaffna (Lands), S. Muralidaran, Divisional Secretary for Thelippalai, S. Shivasri and a few Senior Officers.
Major General Hettiarrachchi addressed the occasion and explained the attendees about this gesture of goodwill and promised he would do everything possible to accommodate the concerns of civilians in close consultation with state authorities in future, too.
The Governor after receipt of the documents in turn handed them to the Additional District Secretary for necessary onward procedures.