President Maithripala Sirisena today handed over title deeds that amount to some 425 acres of land in Jaffna, to its rightful owners.
During an event held today to award the title deeds, the President assured the people of the North that high priority will be given to resolve land issues of the former conflict zones.
While pointing out that lands have been the root cause for public uprising, revolutions and critical political issues in the world, he said that the government will not simply stop from returning their original lands but ensure that a better environment is created where the people and their children can live in contentment.
“Every steps will be taken to resolve issues faced by the people irrespective of their race or religion under my government,” the President assured.
The event was attended by the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga, the Chief Minister and Northern province Governor.