continuation with the programme of vacating the civiliansí properties
occupied by Army in Jaffna, 25 houses and 2 plots of lands remained
in the 512 Brigade enclosure of Ariyalai were handed back to their
owners on Friday (18) in the presence of representatives of the
Civil Administrative authorities in the area.
of lands and houses was taken over by the Army in 1995 after defeating
the LTTE terrorists who had been using this venue as one of their
Commanding (GOC) 51 Division Brigadier Piyal Wickramarathne, participating
in the event as the Chief Guest, thanked the owners of those lands
for their cooperation extended to the Army during the respective
period and assured future humanitarian assistance to them on their
in connection with handing over the properties were delivered
to Mr. E. Surendranathan, Assistant Director (Plan) of the Nallur
Divisional Secretariat by the GOC 51 Division.
512 Brigade Colonel Ajith Pallawala, senior officers of the 51
Division and owners of those houses were present.
making hasty arrangements to release the remaining houses and
plots of lands to their owners in near future.