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By: Kamanthi Wickramasinghe
Date: November 2nd 2016
Source: Daily Mirror
The law relating to land rights and land contracts in Sri Lanka have been embedded in a complex web of statutes that existed since the year 1863. This was during the colonial rule, a period in which the patriarchal system prevailed.
Date: September 23rd 2016
Source: Lanka Business Online
Sep 23, 2016 (LBO) – Sustainable city development will need to entail alternative housing for urban poor as they are service providers for city dwellers, industrial hub and the ports while also looking at affordability for the middle income earner, a senior official said.
Date: April 8th 2016
Source: Times Online
Fisheries minister Mahinda Amaraweera said that he will take action to provide houses and rights to the lands of fishing families in two villages called Nayaru & Kokilai in Mullaitivu District in which Sinhala families have been occupying for more than fifty years.
By: Niranjani Roland and Asanka Fernando
Date: March 3rd 2016
Source: UCA News
Property rights should be included in the island nation's constitution, activists say
Punchirala Somasiri feels helpless whenever his oldest child asks for extra money to buy things for school. Most of the time he has to borrow money from a friend to give to his child.
Full citation: Steinzor, N., "Women's Property and Inheritance Rights: Improving Lives in a Changing Time" FINAL SYNTHESIS AND CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS PAPER (USAID and WIDtech 2003).
This is a resource from the Resource Equity LandWise database of resources.
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