The High Court Judge, M.Ilancheliyan has requested the Commander SF-J to release the Point Pedro Court land, currently under the control of the Army, in order to facilitate the construction of the new court complex at Point Pedro.
The Commander of the SF-J, Major General Tharsana Hetiarachchi met Justice M.Ilancheliyan in his chamber and offered New Year Greetings. The Commander was accompanied by the, Officer Commanding of the Jaffna Town Brigadier Sarath Dissanayake and the Army Legal Officer.
The Judge brought to the attention of the Commander that, The Point Pedro court has a land in extent of 2acre 10 perch in Point Pedro. The Official residence of the Point Pedro court judge is located there. The Army, which acquired this land, during war period, located the base of 551 Brigade. The Point Pedro Court lawyers had requested me to take action to release the said land. If this land is released, a Provincial High Court could be established there.
Commander Hettiarachchi had promised the Judge he will take due action soon to release the land.