Army to release 1,099 acres of farmland in North, East in January

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – In addition to the on-going process of releasing private and State lands in the North and East, hitherto being used by the Army with no impact on national security needs, President Maithripala Sirisena has directed further to release State lands, being used as Army farms in those provinces without delay.

Accordingly, 1099 acres of State land in the Northern Province, used as Army farms have been identified for release within a short period.

In the second-week of January 2019, documents pertaining to the release of the land plots are scheduled to be formally delivered to the District Secretary for Kilinochchi, District Secretary for Mullaittivu and the District Secretary for Mannar during a brief ceremony, headed by the Governor of the Northern Province.

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