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::

* 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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Iran, Sri Lanka speakers discuss expanding bilateral ties
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's main concern is achieving a sustainable future - President
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to lead the Commonwealth Center for Digital Health
-- [8 hours ago]
Interpol red notice for Sri Lanka's former Central Bank governor
-- [8 hours ago]
Great Place To Work® ranks 99X Technology among Asia's Best Workplaces for 2018
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka should push ahead with reforms as economy remains vulnerable to adverse shocks - IMF
-- [9 hours ago]
Indian Cultural Centre presents an evening of instrumental music by Soundarie David Rodrigo & ensemble
UNDP supports Sri Lanka to 'Build Back Better' after natural disasters
Minister instructs Mirissa hoteliers to obtain SLTDA registration
Bank of Ceylon records Rs. 54 billion ATM/CDM transactions this during New Year festive season

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.