President attends event to return lands in the North (Watch Video)

President attends event to return lands in the North (Watch Video)

Written by Staff Writer

23 Mar, 2015 | 2:56 pm

A programme was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena to return lands to their owners in the Northern Province.

A group including Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, former president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga and Chief Minster of the Northern Province C.V.  Vignesawaran were present at the event.

Speaking at the event, Chief Minister of the Northern Province C.V. Vigneswaran said that that he believes that the country will move to a better place if all the leaders start speaking in such a manner, adding that they can take the country to a good state as it was in the year 1948.

The President also expressed views at the event. He said that the issue relating to lands is not one that was there for a short period of time. The President added:

I will pledge that your burning issues will be addressed during our tenure. We must eradicate suspicion and fear.

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