The Bar Association of Sri Lanka, together with the Legal Aid Commission of Sri Lanka, has launched a programme to educate the public on the new Property laws.
A public seminar on the new Property laws and the way forward for lawyers and land owners, under Act 21 of 1998 [ Bim Saviya ] and Electronic documents under Act 19 2006, will be held at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute on November 5, 2011.
“The introduction of the ‘new’ laws by the Government is a watershed in the development of Land law in Sri Lanka. The laws are being progressively initiated together with electronic land registration systems. Persons dealing with property will be able to afforded a much higher level of certainty, security and efficiency in their transactions, in keeping with the highest standards available elsewhere in the world”, a press release on the seminar said. Entrance free.
The speakers will be, Senior Assistant Secretary (Bim Saviya), Ministry of Land & Land Development, P.M.P. Udayakantha, Registrar General- E.M. Gunasekera, Addl. Surveyor General (Field)- K.W.N.D. Karunaratne, Commissioner General of Title Settlement- L.K. Premaratne and Director- Legal Advisor, Information & Communication Technology Agency, Jayantha Fernando, and from the Private Sector, Consultant- E. Appadurai and Senior Executive- JIT Group, Chamara Rupasinghe.