'No Move To Relocate Navy Training School In Sampur'

Government is yet to inform the Navy on a move to relocate the Naval Recruit Training Center in Sampur from its present location, a local newspaper reported citing internal sources of Sri Lanka Navy.

At a recent meeting held in Trincomalee, Eastern Province Governor Asutin Fernando recently said that 234 acres of land which was under the Sri Lanka Navy as a Naval Recruit Training Centre will be released back to its original owners, local media reports said.

According to media the governor had stated that an alternative land will be given for establishing the training centre again.

Sampur Naval Recruit Training Centre was first established in 2007 to cater to the growing needs of training naval personnel enlisted in the Navy at the time.

Meanwhile, Minister of Resettlement, Reconstruction and Hindu Religious Affairs D. M. Swaminathan said 818 acres of Sampur will be handed back before the end of April to their original owners.

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