Concern Over Military’s Land Requests in Jaffna

[ Sunday Leader ] - [ Jun 18, 2012 11:41:11 GMT ]

Despite military claims that they will not acquire private lands in Jaffna, concerns have been raised following recent requests for land made by the military to local government bodies. Requests have been made to various Divisional Secretariats and Pradeshiya Sabhas by the Department of Land Administration as well as the military themselves, to identify land that can be acquired by the military. According to TNA MP and Attorney-at-law, M. A. Sumanthiran, these government bodies have been sent notices which have made references to land that is both state owned, as well as private. [ full story ]

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