Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 5,000 farmers in Sri Lanka become land owners
Fri, Feb 1, 2013, 10:08 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources has implemented a program to grant title deeds to the farmers settled under the Mahaweli Scheme.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today at the Temple Trees symbolically handed over title deeds to 5,000 farmers settled in Mahaweli Zones. Also at the occasion deeds have been handed over to Chief Prelates of 30 temples in the zones.

Addressing the gathering, the President has appreciated the significant contribution the farmers make to the country's economy and noted that the government is honoring a pledge given to the farmer community by handing over deeds to the lands.

Ministers Nimal Siripala de Silva and Maithripala Sirisena and Deputy Minister W.B. Ekanayake, Siripala Gamlath and M.K.A.D.S. Gunawardena were present.

(Photos by Chandana Perera)



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka gets Rs. 53 million Sapphire order at Expo 2015
President appeals to South Asian leaders to unite in eradicating drug menace
'I am not greedy for power' - Sri Lankan PM
Sri Lanka's AG gives an undertaking not to arrest former MP Tiran Alles till July 30
Sri Lanka Development Bonds issue oversubscribed to US$ 172.5 million
Sri Lankan President Chief Guest at Maldives Independence celebrations
Sri Lanka disaster management authorities to conduct a special awareness campaign in upcountry areas
Three global oil giants express interest in exploring oil in Sri Lanka
Special security ordered for Sri Lanka's Drugs Control Board Chairman
Former Sri Lankan president questions government's accomplishments during 100 days

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.