Sri Lanka

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Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF)

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    Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure

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    Note: The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (The VGGTs) were endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security in 2012.

    The "VGGT indicators" dataset has been created by Nicholas K. Tagliarino, PhD Candidate at the University of Groningen, with support from Daniel Babare and Myat Noe (LLB Students, University of Groningen). The indicators assess national laws in 50 countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America against international standards on expropriation, compensation, and resettlement as established by Section 16 of the VGGTs.

    Each indicator relates to a principle established in section 16 of the VGGTs. Hold the mouse against the small "i" button above for a more detailed explanation of the indicator.

    Answering the questions posed by these indicators entails analyzing a broad range of national-level laws, including national constitutions, land acquisition acts, land acts, community land acts, agricultural land acts, land use regulations, and some court decisions.

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    Sri Lanka

    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.   

    Sri Lanka

    By: LBO
    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.

    Sri Lanka

    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.

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    November 2016

    Les forêts représentent bien plus que des arbres: elles sont fondamentales pour la sécurité alimentaire et l'amélioration des moyens d’existence. Lorsqu’elles sont gérées dans une optique durable, les forêts peuvent renforcer la résilience des communautés en fournissant des services économiques, sociaux et environnementaux fondamentaux, tels que l’alimentation, le bois-énergie, le logement, le fourrage et les fibres.