76 % of the lands acquired then by army in North and East returned ! Some who fasted even given homes ! Army Commander

(Lanka-e-News - 27.Feb.2018, 2.14PM)  76 % of the  lands which were used by the army in the North and East since 2009 until now have been returned , said Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake in Vavuniya.

The Army commander made this revelation when he attended the inauguration ceremony of  a new office complex and a new canteen for  the troops built  at the Wanni security corps headquarters .The new office complex had been built at a cost of Rs. 20 million and the canteen for the troops at a cost of  Rs. 14 million.

The Army Commander further said at the ceremony , another 500 acres have been identified this year to be handed over to the private owners . The relevant lands will be  released to the district secretary, and through him those will be transferred to the private owners, he added.
 
In Mulaitivu , the lands of a group of those who staged fasts  had been freed , and even houses have been built and given them , the army commander revealed.
 
Army officers including Major General Kumudu Perera the commander of the corps, Wanni also attended the function

Dinasena Rathugamage

Translated by Jeff

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