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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.
Supreme Court's Judgement
REGULATIONS imposed by the Minister of Land and Land Development under Section 63(2)(f) of the Land Acquisition Act, No. 09 of 1950 and approved by the Parliament of Sri Lanka on 17th March, 2009.
An Act to amend Land Acquistion Act
An Act to make Provision for the Acquisition of Lands and Servitudes for Public Purposes and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to such provision
The constitution was drafted and enacted by the National Assembly and promulgated by the President.
Initiated by an international packaging company and a local retailer enterprise a project was set up in the Jaffna district in 2013 supported by the GIZ “development partnerships with the private sector” (develoPPP) initiative. The project aims at an increased quality and quantity of milk production and medium-term coverage of the regional demand. Within a couple of months, the monthly collected amount of milk has increased from 3,100 litres to 35,610 litres, and the number of participating farmers has increased tenfold.