A meeting regarding the ongoing release of land in the North and East occupied by the armed forces was held at the Ministry recently. The meeting was held under the patronage of Minister of Prisons Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs Hon. of DM Swaminathan.
State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene and Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi were also present at the discussion with the delegation of Northern and Eastern Provincial Parliamentarians and Provincial Councilors including State Minister of Child Affairs Hon. Vijayakala Maheswaran and Rev. Fr. A. Victor Sosai, Vicar General of the Diocese of Mannar.
During the meeting discussions were made on the progress of the lands being released, issues pertaining to the release of lands currently held by security forces and police, and other issues.
Senior state officials, Commanders of the Army and Navy, senior tri forces, and police officers were also present at the meeting.