Sri Lanka Army said that arrangements are underway to hand over more land in former conflict zone in the North to the original owners as part of returning the lands occupied by the government forces during the conflict.
Accordingly, the Army has relocated its 17th Gemunu Watch Headquarters (17 GW) that was in Karampan, Kayts to return that land to its legitimate owners.
The new 17 GW headquarters complex is being constructed in a government owned land in Araly, the Army said.
The Commander Security Forces Jaffna (SF-J) Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe yesterday (26th Nov) declared open several buildings including headquarters premises, officers' mess and a chalet erected using prefabricated building materials.
Sri Lanka Army also pays rental fees to many landlords for their houses that are being occupied by the forces.
Most houses and other properties were abandoned and left to neglect by the people when they fled from the Tamil Tiger terrorists, the Army says.