Sri Lankan Army hands over landmark Jaffna hotel to owners

Sri Lankan Army said they are handing over a landmark hotel in Jaffna to its owners as part of the military`s initiative to return private properties they occupied 15 years ago.

Last Updated: Mar 04, 2011, 14:13 PM IST

Colombo: Sri Lankan Army said on Friday
they are handing over a landmark hotel in Jaffna to its owners
as part of the military`s initiative to return private
properties they occupied 15 years ago.

Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Jaffna military
commander, said the Subhash Hotel was handed back to its
owners.

"It can now be used to cater to tourists who are now
coming to north. We want to hand back all private properties
to the owners. We have already released over 800 such
properties," Hathurusinghe said.
Sri Lanka Army cleared Jaffna from the LTTE in 1995.
They occupied private properties in security sensitive areas
due to security concerns.

PTI