Some of the main concerns that have arisen after the end of the war in May 2009, in the North and East of the Country are in relation to land and land recovery. It is alleged that, large extents of state and even private land have been acquired by the Government for “public purpose”. The loss of relevant documentation has made the process of claiming ownership to land that had been abandoned during the war all the more difficult.

This presentation was included in the programme to raise awareness on the Civil, Land and Religious Rights. It was conducted by the ‘Religious Liberty Commission’ of the NCEASL in Killinochchi in the fourth quarter of the year 2012. One of the main focus areas of the session on “Land and land recovery” was on ‘Obtaining legal documents in Sri Lanka’.

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