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's Justice Ministry to present two new bills to parliament
Fri, May 30, 2014, 10:17 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 30, Colombo: The Justice Ministry of Sri Lanka plans to present two new bills to parliament shortly after receiving Cabinet approval.

The bills are the Witness and Victim Protection Bill and the Prescription (Special Provisions) Bill. The Witness and Victim Protection Bill has reportedly been approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

Cabinet in 2012 has approved the proposed Prescription (Special Provisions) Act that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lanka's war to reclaim their property.

The Justice Minister's Legal Consultant M.H.M. Salmaan has told the media that the Prescription (Special Provisions) Bill would help clear land in the North and East that that have been abandoned for 20 to 30 years during the period of the war until 2009.

Under the current law, the Prescription Ordinance, only a person holding continuous "adverse possession" of real property for ten years without challenge is entitled to ownership of that property and due to displacement most people in the conflict-affected areas lost their rights to the land during the war.

The bill and when it becomes legislation will give back the lands and properties to those to whom it originally belonged to, overcoming the technicality which disallowed them the right to their property.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Government considers removing Media Secretary after releasing controversial statement
-- [1 hour and 27 minutes ago]
Speaker's committee analyzes CCTV footage to apprehend MPs incited the brawl in parliament
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Commercial Bank signs agreement with Bank Muscat Oman for instant money transfers
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Finance Minister participates in Annual Meeting of the ADB in Germany
Chevron Lubricants Lanka opens trading at the Colombo Stock Exchange
Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up by 11.6 percent in April 2016
Sri Lanka Supreme Court decides parts of Right to Information bill unconstitutional, needs two-third majority to pass
UNAIDS welcomes Sri Lanka Supreme Court's landmark decision prohibiting HIV discrimination
Sri Lankan Deputy Minister holds unscrupulous employment agencies responsible for the plight of housemaids in Saudi Arabia
Sri Lanka President calls for a responsible media culture for the benefit of the people

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.