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Sri Lankan landowners without deeds to be legally granted ownership

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ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka plans to legally grant land and house ownership to millions of people who do not have a deed to their own lands and homes, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s office said.

Quoting Tourism Minister Harin Fernando, the statement said on Friday June 24 that between 1,000 and 3,000 deeds will be issued to land owners every week under a newly launched programme with the objective of giving  legal rights to those who have lost their land.

The programme, titled ‘Land for All’, began Friday morning at the prime minister’s office in Colombo, it said. The project is implemented by the Ministry of Tourism and Lands through the Land Reforms Commission and the Department of the Land Commissioner General.

Title deeds were issued in Puttalam and Kurunegala Divisional Secretariats on Friday parallel to the event in Colombo, the statement said. (Colombo/Jun24/2022)

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