Paramananthar School and neighbouring lands released to Civilians
:: 2011-10-06 15:08:47 Hours]
Nearly 100 families
of Kurumbasiddy in Vasavilan received their original lands after
about 20 years on Thursday (06) when the Security Force Headquarters
– Jaffna released some more lands hitherto remained within the Palaly
release of nearly 200 acres in J / 242 Kurumbasiddy and J / 243
Kurumbasiddy east Gramaseva Divisions in the Walikamam North Divisional
Secretariat, J / Ponn. Paramananthar Maha Vidyalayam and five
Hindu temples, Siththi Vinayagar, Kali, Murugan, Annavar and Vairavar,
situated in the area will also be open for education and religious
purposes after renovation.
– Vasavilan main road, the access route to newly released area,
which had been declared out of bounds for civilians on security
grounds, is now open for the public use.
Secretary and Government Agent Jaffna Mrs. Emelda Sukumar attending
the function held in this regard at J / Ponn. Paramananthar Maha
Vidyalayam told that the government had allocated Rs. 40,000 millions
for the development in Jaffna. On behalf of the Jaffna people,
she extended her sincere thanks to Commander Security Force –
Jaffna Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe and his soldiers for
quick response to her request that mine-affected areas be cleared
as early as possible to hasten the resettlement.
“I am happy
that we were able to resettle 30,000 families out of which 20,000
were within then High Security Zones during a short span of time
thanks to the Army,” Mrs. Sukumar told the gathering appreciating
the commitment of soldiers committed to service in Jaffna.
SF-J expressing his views said, “Shaping the future of our country
lies in the hands of younger generation and therefore it is a
great pleasure to release this school for the benefit of nearly
600 children in the area. I make this opportunity to thank His
Excellency the President and the Secretary Defence for paying
kind attention to my request for permission to release these 200
acres after de-mining was over”. He further said that fighting
against violence is over and now we all must fight to develop
Commander 511 Brigade Brigadier Keerthi Costa, Commander 513 Brigade
Brigadier Buvaneka Randeniya, Divisional Secretary of Thelippalai
Mr. S. Muralitharan, Assistant Zonal Director of Education Mr.
S. Sundarasivam, Senior Army officers and a large crowd of villagers
attended the function.