Amendments to Notaries Ordinance

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By Chamodi Gunawaradana To deal with potential fraud in land deals, the Ministry of Justice has decided to introduce amendments to the Notaries Ordinance. The Ministry of Justice made a statement yesterday saying that they would bring forward amendments to the Notaries Ordinance such as using fingerprinting on documents in addition to a general signature. They expect that these amendments will add a layer of honesty and security to deals. Minister of Justice Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe has already handed over a proposal with the amendments to the Ministry of Public Administration and Democratic Governance seeking their approval. Following this process the proposal will be presented in Parliament.