This reporter brought to the notice of Army Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya the unsatisfactory situation of army occupation of certain civilian properties in Jaffna at a function in Colombo on Wednesday.
The climate doesn’t warrant their immediate release, he in reply said.” However the army is making camps and no sooner those are ready, they will move out, said Jayasuriya.
He agreed with this reporter that such forcible occupation of civilian properties was creating a bad impression among the international community and said that they were building camps so that they could vacate. (See also the business editorial found on page 38).
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