to a request made by civilians who got their lands back after
de-mining was completed in Mavaddipuram area, Headquarters Security
Forces - Jaffna (SF-J) last week mobilized sufficient troops and
heavy machineries of 10 Field Engineers at Mailiddy to clear thick
jungles in their lands.
had been abandoned for decades due to terrorist activities of
the LTTE were handed back recently to their original owners after
removal of land mines and UXO (Unexploded Explosive Ordnance)
left by the terrorists during their dominance in the area.
thick jungle overgrown due to absence of inhabitance for thirty
years made lands inaccessible for civilians. Then they sought
the help of the Army to remove the jungles before resettlement.
the request of people, Commander SF-J directed the troops of 10
Field Engineers to help the civilians in all the way possible
in getting those lands cleared with supervision of the 515 Brigade.
of these lands in Veemankamam North, Veemankamam South, Mavaddipuram
and Mavaddipuram South Gramaseva Division covers nearly 75 acres.
By Tuesday (31) Engineer troops had cleared about 20 acres.