The NPC Chief Minister, C.V.Wigneswaran announced to the media that the Army Commander, Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake has promised him that lands of people under the control of the Army will be released soon.
The Army Commander was on a visit to Jaffna yesterday, and he met the CM at the CM’s Office in Kaithady. Commenting on the meeting, the CM said as above.
I pointed out to the Army Commander that in several places in the Northern Province including the Jaffna District, several thousand acres belonging to the people, have been acquired by the Army.
Further I requested him that these lands be handed over to the people.
In reply he told me that the lands of the people are being released and that he will take a note of my request favourably, and take action to release these lands very soon, said the CM.