The event of handing over pledge papers promising 20 perches of land with house to 621 land less families currently living in IDP camps was held yesterday at Keerimalai. In this pledge paper it is stated that arrangements are being made to provide a permanent solution by giving 20 perch land with a house to each of the 621 families in appropriate areas.
Speaking in this event the SF commander said they have proposed three solutions.
- Landless people to be given 20 perch land with house within the middle of next year.
- We have to stay for some more time in Vali North, but we will be rleasing lands in GS Divisions of J/233, 234, 235, 236, 250,and 247.
- Areas around the Palaly camp could not be released immediately and those who wish may get compensations. This is not small amount. This is a big amount. Rather than getting cramped in the small lands occupied by the Army, you can live comfortably with the compensation money he said.