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* 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.

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