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* Sri Lanka to a bring a new law to guarantee the land rights of displaced people
Sun, Jun 15, 2014, 09:46 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 15, Colombo: The Sri Lanka government has decided to bring a prescription special provisions act to parliament for the benefit of the people of the Northern Province displaced due to war.

The new act will benefit 500,000 people who resided in the Northern and Eastern Provinces in the period between May 01, 1983 to May 18, 2009, said the Minister of Land and Land Development Janaka Bandara Tennakoon.

The Minister told local media that the cabinet has already approved the bill and it will be tabled in parliament soon.

According to the new law to be introduced, the individuals who have squatted on others' lands may not be able to claim for rights based on the tenure.

The original owners of the lands will be given a period of 12 months to claim their rights for the lands.

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