29 acres land released to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and Ottapulam RCTM School

29 acres of land including the buildings belong to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (St. Mary’s Church) and Roman Catholic Tamil Mix School (RCTMS) which was located inside the Palaly Army Cantonment during the time of conflict, was handed over to Jaffna District Secretary, Mr. N. Vethanayahan by Major General Dharshana Hettiarachchi, Commander Security Forces (Jaffna) on 30 November 2017.

This is another initiation taken by Sri Lanka Army to expedite the process of releasing lands in accordance with the policy on Resettlement of IDPs, as a matter of priority towards reconciliation whilst addressing the issues of civilians in Jaffna. The ceremony was organized by troops of 515 Brigade and further, the Ottapulam – Vasavilan road was declared open for the public at the event. Religious dignitaries, senior military Officers, Government officials, soldiers and civilians were present at the event.

AshWaru Colombo

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