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Monday, 16 October 2017
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Local Authorities can not take over Land at their own Will. PDF Print E-mail
Minister of Land Jeewan Kumaratunge stated that none of the local bodies, be it a Municipal council, Urban Council or a pradeshiya sabha, have the power to take over any private or govt land for development purposes. He also said that the Ministry has received a lot of complaints about certain Mayors and chairmen of these Pradeshiya sabhas threatening land owners of acquiring their land pretending to be having powers they do not actually possess. He also said that only the Ministry of land of the central govt has absolute powers in acquiring to the govt private land and no one else and if these local bodies need land for development purposes they must first make a request from the land ministry.
 
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