Tuesday, 22nd June 2021

Tamils get back 90 per cent land acquired by military

British Asia News Network- AD

Colombo, April 4: Minority Tamil community has got back 90 per cent land which was acquired by military during conflict with LTTE. President Maithripala Sirisena has confirmed this development.

President office has confirmed that 71,178 acres land of 84,675 acres which was acquired from Tamil community has been returned as of March 2019. Remaining 13,497 acres land of which 11,039 belongs to government.

During the war, the military acquired thousands of acres of land owned by the Tamils near key security establishments coming under increasing threats by the LTTE’s suicide squads.

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) had launched a military campaign for a separate Tamil homeland in the northern and eastern provinces of the country for nearly 30 years before its collapse in 2009 after the Sri Lankan Army killed its supreme leader Velupillai Prabhakaran.

President has taken this step in view of up- coming elections. It has been long wait for Tamils who were waiting for their land to be returned.

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