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Friday 17 November 2017
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People lands could not be acquired by officials without permission from Ministry of Lands

People lands could not be acquired by officials without permission from Ministry of Lands

A resolution saying that no official can acquire people’s land without the expressed approval from the Ministry of Lands and  any officer who acquire people’s lands shall obtain approval of the NPC CM, was adopted in the Coordinating Committee meeting for Vavuniya District. The Vavuniya District Coordinating Committee meeting was held yesterday

Vavuniya MP, Sivasakthy Aananthan pointed out that the Forest Department is currently demarcating people’s residential areas and agricultural lands as their lands in Puthiya Velar Sinnakulam, Soodu Ventha Pulavu, Moonrumurippu, and Kollar Puliyankulam in Vavuniya District.Minister Rishad, MPc Linganathan also indicated similar opinions. Inquiries were made from Forest Department. “We are not demarcating people’s lands. If the people will identify their lands we will release them.” , said Raveenthiran, an Official of the Forest department.


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