The District Secretary and the Divisional Secretaries should come forward to get the lands that were written by our ancestors in the name of the Temples and give them to House-less people. Then the poor will benefit from the housing scheme of the Government, the K.Karunakaran, the SLFP Coordinator for Jaffna District.
A discussion for the members of the Special Reconciliation Board relevant Land matters, Divisional Secretaries and other officers were held at the Jaffna District Secretariat on Wednesday.
A popular Hindu Temple in Jaffna Town has lot of lands written in its name. There are poor people living on these lands in temporary shelters on these lands. Hence the District Secretaries and Divisional Secretaries should take action to make these people who are living as tenants for more than 5 years available with deeds, he said.