Sri Lanka Army on Thursday has released another 23 acres of land in Kilinochchi in Northern Province, used by the Army for service requirements.
As a gesture of goodwill and reconciliation Kilinochchi troops during a simple ceremony on Thursday have taken steps to release a land patch of 23.05 acres including the buildings, owned by government permit holders in Krishnapuram, Kilinochchi.
Major General Vijitha Ravipriya, Commander, Security Forces – Kilinochchi has delivered the documents belonging to the buildings and surrounding lands that were acquired by the troops during the war for peace to Kilinochchi District Secretary, S Arumenayaham at the office of the District Secretary.
“This measure is another initiative taken by the Sri Lanka Army to expedite the process of releasing lands belonging to the private and the state sector to be in keeping with the state policy which would expedite the resettlement programs as a matter of priority,” the Army said in a statement.
Kilinochchi troops to this date have released 27,375.5 acres of Army occupied lands during the past few years enabling legitimate owners to receive those lands.