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Army Chief meets NP CM: Discuss possibility of releasing more land

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Army Commander Mahesh Senanayake said the possibility of releasing more lands to civilians in the North would be explored in line with government policy.

He expressed these views during a meeting with Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Vignewswaran at the Chief Minister's Office in Nallur, Jaffna yesterday.

The Commander citing examples highlighted the Army potential available all the time for the civil- military cooperation.

The Commander in his discussion pointed out to the Chief Minister that Army was capable of providing leadership for school cadeting programmes if the provincial department of education sought such assistance.

The Army Chief also offered his assistance to resolve issues pertaining to the fishing community in a more practical and friendly manner if such issues were referred to the required military formations.

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  • Soam Sunday, 01 April 2018 10:58 AM

    As part of trust building between the Army and the Tamil civilian, past years the Sri Lankan Army has been doing a lot, such as rehabilitating ex LTTE cadres, building houses for the displaced, gift of books to the needy students etc; in the Northern Province. These gestures must be applauded. Let Tamils, Sinhalese

    Homeless Monday, 02 April 2018 11:04 AM

    Tamil speaking people will applaud once the army has entirely vacated their dwellings. Reduce the number of forces and increase the number of Tamil speaking police.


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