Tamil Diplomat

Land Take over in Maruthankerni

The land take over attempts which were abandoned due to protest from the public is to be started again.

Earlier the take over failed due to the opposition of the public and the non-cooperation of the owners in not showing their real boundaries to the Survey Department.

11 hectares of lands belonging to the public are to be acquired and are to be handed over to the Army.

The Jaffna District Land Acquiring Officer Wickreme Godage, had intimated to the Maruthankerni Divisional Secretariat, to make arrangements for this. These lands are to be handed over to the Wijeba Regiment for building their camp.

 It is notable that this takeover was gazette last year under the Signature of Minister of Lands  Janaka Bandara Thennekone of the Rajapakse Regime.