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Approximately 54 acres of land adjacent to the Myliddy fishing harbour in the Tellippalai Divisional Secretariat, along Myliddy costal belt, was handed over to the rightful owners after 27 years.

The lands were handed over by the Commander Security Force Jaffna, Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, at a ceremony held on July 3, 2017.

The process of releasing the lands was expedited in accordance with the policy on Resettlement of IDPs as a matter of priority.

This is another initiative taken by the Sri Lanka Army towards building reconciliation whilst addressing the issues of civilians in Jaffna.

The Jaffna District Secretary, N Vethanayahan, Commander Security Force Jaffna, Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Government Officials and Senior Military Officers participated in the occasion.

Around 500 civilians including fishermen in the area participated in above mentioned event of releasing the Myliddy Harbor and the coastal area.

Pics by U Shalin and Sabeshwaran from Jaffna

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