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Two acres released in Achchuveli

Two acres of land in Achchuveli, belonging to six families, was released on Friday after 23 years of occupation by the Sri Lankan army.

The land was seized by the army in 1995 when locals became displaced.

The landowners have campaigned to have their properties returned for resettlement since 2014.

While two acres were released on Friday, access roads to some of these properties still remain under army control.

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