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Permanent title deeds for 5,000 families in Mahaweli areas

Fisheries Minister and Mahaweli Development State Minister Mahinda Amaraweera presented permanent land title deeds to families in the Mahaweli areas, under the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena after he was sworn in as the Mahaweli Development and Environmental Minister.

A total of 5,000 families living in the Hambantota District Walawa zone were presented with permanent land title deeds at the Ruhunu International Conference Hall in Magampura, Hambantota on October 12.

Under the programme launched by the Mahaweli Authority, about 100,000 families living in Mahaweli lands will be provided with permanent land title deeds.

Addressing the gathering Minister Amaraweera said President Sirisena ensures that every family living in the Mahaweli areas receive permanent land titles. The minister said not only the Mahaweli land title recipients but also the entire country must rally round the National Food Production Revival Program launched in an effort to increase food production in Sri Lanka.

Minister Amaraweera added that supermarket owners have agreed to offer essential food items at low prices from next week.