By: Isuru Parakrama
Colombo (LNW): 100 acres of military-acquired land recognised to be owned by the Tamil people of the North will be handed over to their original owners as instructed by President’s Chief of Staff and Senior Defence Advisor Sagala Ratnayaka.
Accordingly, the President’s Chief of Staff has instructed the district secretaries to give back these private lands to their original owners, and by doing so, the ownership of these lands will be transferred to the Tamil people through the district secretaries.
Ratnayaka has instructed that these lands be released to their original owners before February 11, 2023.
The move comes in following a tremendous pressure exerted by the Tamil people of the North demanding their properties acquired by the military, and will be proceeded alongside the 75th Independence Day.
Ratnayaka further emphasised that in any event are there more lands owned by the Tamils, their legal statuses will be reviewed in order to hand them over to their owners, in the goal of developing harmony among the Tamil community.