The occupying Sri Lanka Army has been given permission to appropriate about four hundred acres of land in Trincomalee district. A decision to this effect was reached at a conference held this week at the District Secretariat. The conference was presided by the Government Agent T.T.R.De Silva, a retired Major General of the Sri Lanka Army.
About three hundred acres including some private lands earmarked for the appropriation are located in the Trincomalee Town and Gravets Divisional Secretariat division.
The conference was specially held with the participation of several heads of SL military and Land Appropriation Committee based in Colombo to decide on the extent of lands to be appropriated.
Fifty acres of lands in Thiriyaay, a Tamil village and about fifty acres in Pulmoaddai, a Muslim village, are also to be appropriated for the use of the occupying Sri Lanka Navy in these villages.