SL Appeal Court suspends land re-registration till Jan 19

[TamilNet, Thursday, 10 November 2011, 08:00 GMT]
The operation of the controversial notice issued by the Sri Lanka’s Commissioner General of Lands instructing the owners of lands in the North and East provinces to r-register their lands under the Land Title Registration Scheme was suspended from Wednesday till January 19, 2012 due to the stay order by the Court of Appeal. According to the notice issued by the Commissioner General of Lands land owners in the two provinces should hand their application for re-registration of lands between September 20 and November 20 this year.

Justice W.L. Ranjith Silva of the Appeal Court issued the stay order on Wednesday when the Writ Application by the Mr.M.A.Sumanthiran, senior Attorney-at-Law and a Member of Parliament on the Tamil National Alliance ticket taken up for inquiry. The petitioner had said in his application the notice issued by the Commissioner General of Land was illegal and breached the fundamental rights of persons who owned lands in the two provinces.   The Deputy Solicitor General Ms M.Fernando who appeared for the Attorney General did not object to issue of stay order. She stated the Government is now reconsidering the notice issued by the Commissioner General of Lands. Senior Counsel K.Kanagaishwaran, Presidential Counsel appeared for the petitioner Mr.Sumanthiran.


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