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Military general hands over 1,500 acres of Tamil land to Sinhala settlement project

Over 1,500 acres of land belonging to Tamil families in Mullaithivu have been transferred to Sinhalese families resettled in Kokkuthoduvay reports TamilNet.

The provincial land commissioner was instructed  by the Sri Lankan military governor of the Northern Province, General Chandrasiri, to sign lands to Sinhala families under a ‘Mahaweli Development Scheme’ , sources told the paper.

The decision was announced in a closed door meeting with the military governor, Tamil officials and further members of the Sri Lankan military, despite over 3,000 unresolved cases filed by Tamils regarding land ownership issues in the area.

The latest announcement has upset the original inhabitants of the area, said northern provincial councilor Thurairasa Ravikaran.

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