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10,000 land title deeds to Mahaweli settlers


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President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday commenced a two-day program to hand over 10,000 title deeds for land to the Mahaweli farming community.

The presentation of title deeds to farming communities in the Walawa and Mahaweli ‘H’ zones under the National Program to offer 10,000 title deeds to Mahaweli settlers began yesterday and will conclude today under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.

The President’s Media Division said this is the first time such a large number of title deeds are to be awarded, providing a lasting solution to a prolonged issue faced by Mahaweli settlers. Yesterday, 5,000 title deeds were presented to settlers in the Walawe zone at the Embilipitiya Gam Udawa Grounds, and another batch of 5,000 title deeds will be presented to the farming community in the Mahaweli ‘H’ zone today at the Talawa Pradeshiya Sabha Grounds. The program was formulated under a directive by President Sirisena, with the objective of recognising every citizen’s right to own land or home. The President’s Media Division said this will give Mahaweli settlers an opportunity to prosper their lives.

 


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