30th May 2023 20:54:37 Hours
The Security Force HQ - Mullaittivu in keeping with the government’s policy of releasing more and more lands, hitherto being used by Security Forces for operational and security purposes in the Mullaittivu region released two more land plots of about 08.178 acres on Friday (May 19).
As per directions of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage RWP RSP ndu, steps were taken by Major General U.D Wijesekara RWP RSP USP rcds psc, Commander, Security Forces - Mullaittivu to identify those lands in the areas, served by the 64 Infantry Division under the Security Force HQ - Mullaittivu.
Those 2 land plots of 8.178 acres are situated in Karuwalakandal and Palampai areas in Mullaittivu where Infantry Company camps of the 14 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment and 17 (v) Gajaba Regiment were previously deployed in those locations. Both units have now been amalgamated with respective Battalion HQs for administrative purposes.
On the War Heroes’ Commemoration Day (May 19), the respective Commanding Officers of both battalions handed over documents pertaining to those 2 land plots to the Range Forest Office in Mullaittivu during a simple meeting at the location.