Eastern Province Chief Minister S.Thandauthapany has observed that 818 acres have been released and resettlement has started. Another 237 acres in the custody of Sri Lankan Navy are to be released in phases.
He made these observations when he declared open a Techinical Laboratory in Eachalampattu Senbagam Maha Vidyalayam. He added that Sampoor Maha Vidyalayam and Sri Murugan Vidyalayam are located in the uncleared areas. Once these lands are released in the next phase, these schools will start functioning.