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There are no lands in the Colombo city to construct houses any more and the country is marching towards a scarcity of lands, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament today.

The Premier made this point in response to a question raised by UNP MP M. H. M. Salman in the House.

"The government will have to rethink about the land policy as a result of the impending situation. There were only a population of five million in the country when polices regarding lands were made but now we will have to change policies and may have to go for condominiums," he said.

However, he assured that the government will go ahead with its election promise to provide lands for the landless. (By Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 6

  • concern Wednesday, 06 September 2017 06:28 PM

    There are no land for houses to the poor but have land for apartments and high rises hotels to the rich

    ceylon Thursday, 07 September 2017 12:20 AM

    you traveled around world but didnt see how they use lands usefull ways.what u learn frm those travels.dont talk nonsense.just like never traveled. via DM Android App

    Dee Thursday, 07 September 2017 10:02 AM

    Look at "vertical living". The other terms are obsolete (flats, apartment, condos etc. Etc.)

    Katie Thursday, 07 September 2017 10:45 AM

    I am also landless can I also get a block somewhere

    Sheri Thursday, 07 September 2017 03:02 PM

    Colombo is a concrete jungle with so many apartments built hastily and close to each other, by developers making a fast buck. There is just no room for any more apartments. Further, Colombo is overcrowded.

    G m Jayawardena Friday, 08 September 2017 10:42 AM

    This is why the port city project was planned for the purpose of tourism and commercial purposes so that those lands occupied by those institutions in land can be used for residential purpose... but during the election campaign UNP leader had different views to stop this project only to say yes to it after the election that brought heavy loses and revenue to the country....


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