President Mahinda Rajapaksa handed over land deeds to 20,000 people in Northern Province today.
President Rajapaksa arrived in Kilinochchi today commencing his 3-day visit to North.
The people of the North who lost their lands due to the terrorist activities were given their lands again under a programme to implement the recommendations made by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).
President also handed over gold recovered from LTTE to the people in the areas. He also presented compensation worth Rs. 115 million to 1218 Internally Displaced Persons.
President is also scheduled to declare open Mahindodaya Technological laboratories at Kilinochchi Hindu Vidyalaya, Vadakkachchi Maha Vidyalaya, Jaffna Hindu College, Delft Maha Vidyalaya, St. Anthony’s Vidyalaya in Kyts, Dr. Thiagaraja Central College in Karainagar and Vaddu Hindu College in Vadukkodai.
The Jaffna Railways Station, Akkarayankulam District Hospital Kilinochchi District Secretariat and Delft District Secretariat will also be opened by the President.
President will also participate in the Kannangara Day celebration at Nelliady Maha Vidyalaya.