Sri Lanka Army

Defenders of the Nation

06th September 2018 22:26:27 Hours

4.4 Acres of Land Vested Back in Valikamam Civilians

One more land patch of 4.4 acres in total in the Valikamam North Divisional Secretariat area in Jaffna, hitherto used by the Army for service requirements was released to the respective school authorities and other stakeholders this morning (6) during a brief ceremony at Myliddy Town.

A land patch of 2.75 acres, belonging to the Kalaimagal Vidyalayam, Myliddy North, a stretch of 1.19 acres, belonging to several families in Sandilipay area and another land block of 0.5 acres, owned by Kurumbachetti Co-operative Shop and the Community Hall were thus symbolically released to the Zonal Education Director and the District Secretary for Jaffna, Mr N Vethanayahan, enabling both of them to go ahead with onward arrangements for issue of their legitimate deeds, certificates, etc through the District Secretariat.

Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna (SF-J) on behalf of the Army gave away those formal documents during the brief ceremony after a simple welcome ceremony in accordance with Hindu rites.

Extending another gesture of goodwill of Jaffna troops, the Jaffna Commander pledged assistance to completely renovate the said school and on the same occasion distributed gift parcels of books to more than 200 students of the said school soon after the main segment of the ceremony was over.

On behalf of the District Secretary, the Divisional Secretary for Tellippalai addressed the gathering and thanked the Army for its timely gesture.

Additional Secretary (land) in the Jaffna District Secretariat, officials of the District and Divisional Secretariats, 513 and 515 Brigade Commanders and a gathering of civilians took part in the arrangement.