Written by Bella Dalima
15 Oct, 2014 | 8:42 pm
The army says that the jewellery that was pawned to LTTE banks could be redeemed by its owners. Speaking to News1st, Army Spokesperson Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya said that owners who do not have documents to prove their claim, have the possibility of redeeming their jewelry if they prove the ownership beyond reasonable doubt.
The Army Spokesperson said that ownership to jewellery could be claimed at Civil Coordination Secretariats located at Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu and Mannar.
According to Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya, over 2000 owners of seized jewellery have already been legally, identified.
Brigadier Wanigasuriya said that under the instructions of the President, jewellery which has no claims of ownership is been placed in their custody.
Meanwhile, Secretary General of the TULF Anandasangaree in a letter, thanks the President for his gesture of returning to the owners, the jewellery they pawned, without recovering the capital and the interest on the borrowings.
The TULF Secretary General also urges the President to extend the same generosity to the people from whom the LTTE collected three sovereigns per family and return the equivalent in cash.
He also urges the President to reduce the rate of interest and cause to refund to the owners any excess amount collected as interest, penal interest or other penalties.
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