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President instructs to expedite e-Land Registration to prevent unlawful activities

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed the relevant officials to expedite the system of electronic registration of lands in order to eradicate frauds in land registration to speed up the process of land registration.
The public is faced with many difficulties due to frauds and delays in the land registration process. President Rajapaksa highlighted the importance of accelerating e-Land Registration system in collaboration with Department of Land Commissioner, Land Title Settlement Department, Survey Department and the Registrar General Department.

This was stated during a discussion on the e-Land Registration system held at the Presidential Secretariat today (30).

President emphasized that effective coordination among related entities in charge of land registration should be maintained. President advised to set up a committee comprising the Ministries of Wildlife, Forest Conservation and Environment.

With the new registration programme details of the land deeds and title abstracts will be computerized. Information on title abstracts can be obtained online by Attorneys, Notaries, any individual or any government institute. The officials said this will prevent frauds occurring during the process.