Jan 28, Colombo: Chief of the Presidential Staff, Senior Security Adviser to the President Sagala Ratnayake has instructed the district secretaries to hand over 100 acres of land identified as private land belonging to the Tamil people that have been used by the security forces in the north, to the original owners with no impact to the national security.
One of the main demands of the Tamil people in the north was to hand over their private lands still used by the security forces even after the war ended in 2009 to the original owners.
Mr. Sagala Ratnayake has instructed to establish the camps that were run on the identified lands in other places and transfer them to the previous owners of those lands. The ownership of these lands is to be transferred to the people through the district secretaries.
President’s senior security adviser has also instructed to release these lands to the people before February 11.
Mr. Ratnayake stated that these lands will be released in conjunction with the 75th independence of the country and in order to develop harmony among the Tamil people, if they still have any more lands, they will also find out the legal status and hand them over.
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