Voters Dilemma – This is with reference to today’s article by Gandara John
Posted on June 25th, 2020

by citizen Perera

NO MORE DEEDS 

Land is the wealth of the country, the wealth of the people. 480 Million Dollars when received, the lands will be privatized  the government  will be landless. This, they say, is the mantra to alleviate poverty .

MCC has at the moment a crash program for e registration, with US citizens working with diplomatic immunity in 10 of our land registries . .The history of our lands, the history of our country is being ingeniously erased with the entry of the e-register, with  a ;law already introduced by the World  Bank .  The destruction of all ‘paper’ deeds and the control of the e-register, without recording the history of ownership . The land is a number, the owner is another number. In another 100 years people would have forgotten that the land belonged to the Sri Lankans as all records in the e register is the present owner .

e-register, being in English will not be accessible to the majority of the Sri Lankans, who are not savvy in English or computer literate. Getting use to owning land with a 12 digit number is coming and its impact will be like a Tsunami . The 12 digits are made up of

i. First two digits to identify the District.

ii. Next four digits to identify the Village/ GN division in the District.

iii. Next two digits for block number

iv. Next four digits for lot number SEE MORE http://www.ft.lk/2015/04/22/arcgis-powers-survey-

Hope the people understand that the ‘change’ was done in the prosperous nations with  3 decades of legal research with local professors of law in charge of drafting statutes to suit the local land owners.  We have telescoped this project to a 5 years without any local inputs: legal, professional and research. Is it not ironic that   USA  has a recording system .Their ownership and history  is not erased .

Will the land registries working only in Tamil and Sinhala be working only in English

Will the entire process be fully automated without any paper ?

Will the  200000 books  recording the history of our land ownership in 45 land registries  be abandoned.  Have the authorities  found a safe place to  archive them ?  Will they be removed to another foreign museum

Will all the poor  who receive Government land  be and their notaries be conversant with the new laws and  electronic systems

Who will have the ability to put things right if there are viruses or cyber  attacks

When Corona COVID 19 arrived we had competent Doctors,  will we have competent lawyers and IT specialists to counter cyber attack?

[ owners will have no deeds ]

The voters  must    study and be ready to own land in an  e era with the Land Information System already in place today

Question to be asked ?  Deeds are very important for poor land owners,  they  and their notaries do not have computers and internet .   How did we repeal every law and institution and  abolish the  deeds .    How do countries such as USA , Netherlands and South Africa have e registers with deeds ? They have not repealed all their laws to introduce e registration.

Please see Deputy Survey Generals request  retain your deeds .  He says retain your deeds .  He is correct , as the matter one day will be decided by the Judiciary , until then it is advisable to retain deeds although the section 53 Of Act 21 of 1998 permits to destroy the deeds that enter the owners  in the Electronic Register.

Over to the voter study and be ready to own land with electronics with no deeds .  The law does not permit access to court either to save your lands from fraud . Our lands are being set up for plunder. Only lawful orders have to be complied with by public servants; any order against the law and the Constitution, the public servants have a right and a duty to not comply

Here  is the e register

Owners please study the  Land Information System [LIS]”Plans of your  land blocks would be registered in the land registry with the owners’ name. Each block will get an identification number of twelve digits and the owner would be able to view his ownership through the computer using the 12 digit  number,”   No more deeds . New  land law    to practice with LIS given The  new statutes Act 21 of 1998 , Electronic Transactions Act 19 of 2006 Computer crimes Act 24 of 2007 and gazette 1886/58 -31st October 2014 . Many more to come — look out

The 12 digits are made up of

i. First two digits to identify the District.

ii. Next four digits to identify the Village/ GN division in the District.

iii. Next two digits for block number

iv. Next four digits for lot number SEE MORE http://www.ft.lk/2015/04/22/arcgis-powers-survey-

The Buddhist clergy had protected their lands.  I hope their appeals  will remain valid.

2 Responses to “Voters Dilemma – This is with reference to today’s article by Gandara John”

  1. Nimal Says:

    I am a bit confused with this MCC affair.Is it a plan to sell our lands to US,also is the government trying to make our land registers digital,which will be open to abuse,fraud and robbery, especially by the politicians who tried to rob some prime property of my childhood friend living in ward place.There’s no honesty among our people,will sell the land and country and move out to settle abroad.
    Why are the usual trolls not giving their two cents in this web?Perhaps they are busy in with their mop and buckets in the foreign lands?

  2. Nimal Says:

    I wonder if I could buy a bit of land in US and enjoy all immunity?

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