15 March 2018
Sri Lankan police are occupying fifty homes in Kankesanthurai which were supposed to be returned to their owners following the land's release by the Sri Lankan Army, the Northern Province Chief Minister has said.
In a meeting with police officials, Chief Minister Wigneswaran pointed out that around 111 police officers are using fifty privately owned houses as work and residential premises.
Police officials said the homes could only be released when a new headquarters and residence was built for the police department.
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