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Army handover lands in Kilinochchi to public without Compromising Security Interests

Local News from Sri Lanka: Making of his first visit upon his assumption as the Army Chief, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Army attended a brief ceremony at the Security Force Headquarters – Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), to formally release one more land amount of 150.15 acres, own to the State and private owners, today morning (18 October).

The Kilinochchi land release, being one of the major movements in the most recent past was carried out without compromising National Security interests, to be in line with the Presidential Secretariat’s policy of releasing land that does not belong to the security forces in the North and East since durable peace has begun.

Therefore, 139.56 acres of state land and 10.59 acres of private land, up till now being used by 57 Division and 3 Gajaba Regiment troops in Kilinagar Grama Seva sector of the Karachchi Divisional Secretariat and in Ampakamam Grama Seva sector in the Oddusuddan Divisional Secretariat area were formally handed over by the Commander of the Army to Mr S Arumainayaham, Kilinochchi District Secretary and Mrs R Ketheeswaran, Mullaittivu District Secretary during this ceremony.

Major General Vijitha Ravipriya, Commander, Security Forces – Kilinochchi and Senior Military Officers were also present at the occasion.

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