Landless families given with land deeds

Apr 05, Colombo: Implementing his Mahinda Chinthana policy manifesto Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa today at the Temple Trees handed over the deeds of lands to 3,000 more landless families today under the ninth stage of awarding Ranbima Title Deeds to landless families.

The people suitable for receiving land ownership were selected by the Land Reforms Commission. Those who received Ranbima Title Deeds today include people from the South, Batticaloa, and Mannar areas.

The deeds named are a type of deeds to vest the ownership of the state land for use with certain restrictions to the people living in government land for several years.

In his Mahinda Chinthana policy, Sri Lanka President has promised to grant land ownership to landless people.

Ministers Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan, Muthu Sivalingam, Governor of Western Province Alawi Moulana, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, Chairman of Land Reforms Commission Nimal Punchihewa and several other officials were also present at the occasion.

(Photos by Sudath Silva)

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