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::

* New scheme to help overseas Sri Lankans to reclaim their lands occupied by squatters
Sun, Feb 16, 2014, 01:09 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 16, Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka will introduce a new scheme to assist Sri Lankans residing overseas to reclaim their lands that are occupied by squatters.

The scheme, according to the government, will mainly target the North and East Provinces.

The Lands Ministry has reportedly received 140,000 complaints related to land disputes in the past three years.

Additional Secretary of the Lands Ministry S.D.A.B. Boralessa has said the Ministry will first look at the option to help people get back the original land, failing which, the land owners will be given alternative lands in the same AGA (Assistant Government Agent's) division.

He explained that most of the complaints received from the Northern Province were related to encroachments or the sale of lands to third parties using forged documents.

According to Boralessa, persons with land disputes could lodge their complaints at the AGA office, which in turn will act under the guidance of the Lands Ministry.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Japan grants Rs. 318 million to Sri Lanka for human resources development
-- [10 minutes ago]
CID gets court order to probe financial records of three former security officers of former Sri Lankan President
-- [27 minutes ago]
Two Frontline Socialist Party members arrested for protesting over imprisoning party leader
-- [56 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan government sets up a new Office of Missing Persons
-- [1 hour and 28 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka PM says special program implemented to rebuild the lives of disaster stricken people
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Minister apologizes for using inappropriate language in parliament
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka appeals for US$ 2 billion international aid to recover after floods and landslides
-- [4 hours ago]
Pakistan hands over 2nd consignment of relief good for Sri Lanka flood victims
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President leaves for Japan to attend G7 summit
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Red Cross continues relief efforts in affected areas

Copyright © 2000, 2014 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.