The Meeting relevant to land release was held day before yesterday at the District Secretariat, with the participation of the Governor, Northern Province.
The matter of people’s lands under the Police and security forces and people lands under Departments Archaeology and Forest was discussed in this meeting.
The Governor of the Northern province, Reginold Cooray called for the details of people’s lands under Police and the Army in the Vavuniya District. However the Government Official who were present were not in possession of the complete details called for by the Governor. In a context where the data was not available with the Officials, no decision could be taken in the meeting regarding those lands and the decision taking was postponed to the next meeting.
The Vanni District MP, Sivasakthy Ananthan pointed out here that some land said to be released by the Army had not been released full to the people and the Army is still using them.
After listening to these submission the Governor had asked the District Secretary and the Divisional Secretaries to provide the data soon.