Approval has been received to release only 5 acre of the total 17.2 acre occupied by Army in Paravipanchan, said the Kilinochchi, District Secretary, Suntharam Arumainayagam.
The Army is occupying 17.2 acre of the people’s land for last 7 years. People are continually requesting that their b released. They have undertaken several struggles. Even last month they engaged in struggles twice. Finally they took up a rotational struggle but gave it after promises were made to them that a part of their lands will be released before the 25th.
It had been learned now reliably that, approval had been received for only 4.8 acre which will be released soon.
But the 17.2 acre contained earlier,lands of 27 families, by Government departments, and public lands. It was not certain as to how many of the people lands will be released, said the District Secretary.