- Published on 11 January 2017
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The right to information act will be effective from the 3rd of next month. It was passed in parliament in last August and should be enforced within six months. At a press briefing held in Colombo today, minister Gayantha Karunathilleke said his ministry faced this challenge and took all required measures to implement it. The minister further said that President Maithripala Sirisena and UNP is still in the stance of abolishing the executive presidency. Addressing the press briefing minister Rajitha Senaratne said the new constitution will be based on the fact that Sri Lanka is a unitary state.
Government provides lands for development projects only under the leasing basis. Former President Mahinda Rajapakse makes contradictory statements from time to time to gain political mileage. 95 percent of the lands in Hambantota acquired for the industrial zones are crowned lands.
If the private lands are acquired the relevant families will be given a considerable compensation. The minister pointed out that under the Rajapakse regime 1065 families evicted from the Hambantota area but only 10 families have been compensation.