Ministerial Committee on LRC lands
COLOMBO: The Government has appointed a ministerial committee to look
into the present situation of lands entrusted to the Land Reform
The first meeting of the Committee comprising Constitutional Affairs
and National Integration Minister D.E.W. Gunasekere, Information and
Media Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Irrigation and Water Management
Minister Chamal Rajapaksa and Land and Land Development Minister Jeevan
Kumaratunga was held this week.
Around 988,000 hectares of land are presently under the LRC’s
Among the main tasks of the Committee are inquiring into the position
of these lands and making recommendations to address long standing
problems affecting them.
The Committee will also analyse the manner in which lands have so far
been distributed by the LRC, determine the true extent of land presently
held by the Commission and recommend steps to be taken regarding
unauthorised occupation of these lands.
The final report of the Committee is expected to be handed over to
President Mahinda Rajapaksa within six months.