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Kurumbasiddy Paramananthar School and neighbouring lands released to Civilians
[Updated :: 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 camp area.

With Thursday’s 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.

The Kurumbasiddy – 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.

District 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.

Commander 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 our motherland.


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.


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