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* Sri Lankan government to amend regulations on title registration to protect temple lands
Sun, Mar 23, 2014, 07:46 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 23, Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka has decided to amend regulations related to the registration of land titles in order to protect temple lands.

The Title Registration Act No 21 of 1998 will reportedly be amended so that its provisions do not conflict with those of the Buddhist Temporalities Act of 1931.

The Bim Saviya National Land Title Registration Programme is implemented under the Title Registration Act.

Under this programme, the lands are surveyed demarcated, ensured ownership and issued a Title Certificate, free of charge.

The Maha Sangha, according to local media reports, had protested that temple land has been alienated to unauthorized persons following surveys conducted by the Surveyor General's office.

The Chief Prelate of Asgiriya, Ven. Udugama Sri Buddharakkhitha Thero had pointed out this issue when Chief Justice Mohan Peiris had opened the Kandy District Court for hearing of cases relating to the temple land.

The Chief Prelate informed the Chief Justice that the Survey Department was alienating land gifted to temples by the ancient kings.

He had further noted that temples ran the risk of losing its lands except that on which the buildings are standing.

The Chief Prelates of the Malwatte and Asgiriya chapters had also made representations to the President about the matter.

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