of 29 acres including the buildings belongs to Our Lady of Mount
Carmel Church (St. Mary's Church) and Roman Catholic Tamil Mix
School (RCTMS) which was located inside the Palaly Army Cantonment
during the time of conflict, was handed over to Jaffna District
Secretary, Mr. N. Vethanayahan by Major General Dharshana Hettiarachchi,
Commander Security Forces (Jaffna) on 30 November 2017.
This is another initiation taken by Sri Lanka Army to expedite
the process of releasing lands in accordance with the policy on
Resettlement of IDPs, as a matter of priority towards reconciliation
whilst addressing the issues of civilians in Jaffna. The ceremony
was organized by troops of 515 Brigade and further, the Ottapulam
- Vasavilan road was declared open for the public at the event.
Religious dignitaries, senior military Officers, Government officials,
soldiers and civilians were present at the event. .