Army dozers clear jungles for civilians waiting to resettle



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Responding to a request made by civilians who got their lands back after de-mining was completed in Mavaddipuram area, Headquarters Security Forces - Jaffna (SF-J) last week mobilized sufficient troops and heavy machinery of 10 Field Engineers at Mailiddy to clear the shrub jungle in their lands.


Lands that had been abandoned for decades due to terrorist activities of the LTTE were handed back recently to their original owners after removal of land mines and UXO (Unexploded Explosive Ordnance) left by the terrorists during their dominance in the area.


However, the thick undergrowth due to absence of inhabitance for thirty years made their lands inaccessible. Then they sought the help of the Army to clear it for resettlement.


Following the request of the people, Commander SF-J directed the troops of 10 Field Engineers to help clear those lands with supervision of the 515 Brigade.


Total area of these lands in Veemankamam North, Veemankamam South, Mavaddipuram and Mavaddipuram South Gramaseva Division covers nearly 75 acres. By Tuesday (31) Engineer troops had cleared about 20 acres.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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