29 June 2016
The local civil security department of Mullaitivu has demanded 524 acres of land from the district secretariat.
13 different public properties were listed in a demand for handover to the armed forces.
According to the notice 11 places have been earmarked for agricultural use while the other two are required for the construction of free education centres.
Local officials and residents expressed concern over the demand, citing the already high extent of occupation of public and private land in Mullaitivu by military and civil security forces.
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