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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said yesterday the Government had assured it would release several more blocks lands occupied by the security forces in the North and East.

TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran said the lands to be released would be identified after discussions were held with the district secretaries of Mullaitivu, Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Vavuniya and Mannar districts, the Tri-forces Chiefs, district politicians and the residents on April 19 and 20 .

“People in the North and East are protesting against the delay in releasing their lands which are still being occupied by the security forces even though the war ended nearly eight years ago. The Army Commander told us they were acting on the instructions of the President and the Defense Secretary with regard to the need to early release of the lands. He said gradually the lands occupied by the security forces will also be released,” Mr. Sumanthiran told a news conference.

He told a news conference that discussions would be held at district level to identify the exact lands that could be released to the original owners.

Mr. Sumanthiran said a final decision on the extent of lands to be released would be taken at a discussion to be held in Colombo early next month. (Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • cheers Tuesday, 18 April 2017 09:13 AM

    Do we have a President and a prime minister in this country.Please take from them and after the next election we will take it back including you

    Srivan Wednesday, 19 April 2017 04:25 PM

    Where is this?

    People Tuesday, 18 April 2017 09:46 AM

    Who ¨WE" ? You have NO RIGHTS to dictate other race.

    Shelly. Tuesday, 18 April 2017 11:11 AM

    Before anything Tamils and Tamil leaders must put aside God Father India concept and mix with all Sri Lankan society like one cup of tea...cream...sugar. Then not only land But every thing will come through. via DM Android App

    sanath Tuesday, 18 April 2017 01:02 PM

    Don,t worry government will give everything to take your vote. even ealem.

    Sujeewa Tuesday, 18 April 2017 05:51 PM

    Why not you take Meetotamulla Kunu Kanda too!

    Nihal Amarasekera Tuesday, 18 April 2017 08:54 AM

    On face value, all the lands belonging to original owners of should be released, now that the war has ended. Mind you, this is on face value. But the flipside of the coin too should be considered since sincerity of everybody cannot be taken for granted with trouble makers abound. End of the day Sri Lanka is


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