Defence Ministry says acres of land in the North have been released

Defence Ministry says acres of land in the North have been released

Defence Ministry says acres of land in the North have been released

Written by Staff Writer

24 Aug, 2016 | 2:19 pm

The Ministry of Defence announced that 50,000 acres of land in the North, under the military during the conflict, have been released.

Additional Secretary Wasantha Perera, speaking to News 1st, said that 32,107 acres of land continues to remain under the military.

She added that 7022 acres are privately owned lands. Four hundred and sixty  acres of the lands are expected to be released to their original owners within this year. 2758 acres of lands in the North and East are to be released to their owners during next year.

Lands that are released by the government will be vested with the Divisional Secretary who will thereafter hand them over to the original owners.

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