Rampant land grab goes unchecked in A’Pura district: CTU President

4 August 2020 12:06 am - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

By Dayratne Embogama  

President of the Ceylon Teacher Union and Convenor of “ Api Purawesiyo Citizen Organisation”- Priyantha Fernando  expressed concern about the ongoing land grabing in the Anuradhapura Districts.
He said that individuals receiving political patronage had forcibly acquired large areas of state lands belonging to government institutions in the district.   


Mr. Fernando told the media yesterday in Anuradhapura that the land grab was going on unchecked and the relevant authorities were turning a blind eye to the illegal activity. He pointed out that even the access road to a leading government school had been obstructed by a prominent personality in the area and a land belonging to Ikirigollewa Government School had been occupied by force by another individual.  


The Trade Union Leader pointed out that the lands belonging to several schools in the district including paddy fields had been encroached  by those  receiving political patronage and were in possession of them by force.   
“Vast stretches of land belonging to the Railways Department and part of the Nuwarawewa Tank reservation belonging to the Department of Irrigation have been occupied by force by prominent personalities. A group of individuals have  built houses on land belonging to the Management Faculty of the Rajarata University. I have cited here only a few examples. In fact, more than 90 percent of land belonging to government institutions is now occupied by other individuals and they have regularised the ownership through politicians” he said.   
The Trade Union Leader further said that state institutions did not have title deeds in their possession for the lands  and that it was an advantage for the individuals responsible for the land grab.  


However, Chief Secretary, North Central Province H. M.P.Bandara said the Divisional Secretaries had been instructed to survey all lands belonging to Government institutions and to issue deeds. He said the Provincial Council did not have the power to take action against unauthorized buildings constructed on state land.   

 

  • The Trade Union Leader further said that state institutions did not have title deeds in their possession for the lands  and that it was an advantage for the individuals responsible for the land grab
See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

  Comments - 0

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

 

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Bio Bubble Bursts on tissa safari drivers

Ukrainian tourists are visiting Sri Lanka at present with the involvement of

Army’s LRRP Ambush of LTTE’s Military Intelligence Chief

A news report in the Dailymirror last August stated that the Long Range Recon

“I don’t think Sri Lankans can be realistically ruled by force” -Ahimsa Wickrematunge

Twelve years after the assassination of Lasantha Wickrematunge, the founding

Decisions to be made in Sri Lanka’s hunt for the COVID-19 Vaccine

Around the world, governments are gearing up to roll out nationwide immunizat

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.