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Relief for civilians displaced due to High Security Zones

Nov 9, 2010 6:01:20 AM - itnnews.lk

Measures are being taken to provide alternative land or compensation for the owners of land that are essential for the High Security Zones in the North.

Minister Milroy Fernando said alternative land or compensation is being provided for land which cannot be released to owners. Several lands in High Security Zones have already been returned to the owners. The Minister said that certain lands are essential for the High Security Zones and therefore cannot be handed over.

Meanwhile the Jaffna Government Agent has been requested to submit a report on undisputed land entitlements of the Sinhalese who were living in the North. The Minister said further action will be initiated thereafter. These land owners have currently take shelter at the railway station.