President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed officials to expedite the system of electronic registration of lands to eradicate frauds in land registration and speed up the land registration process. The public is faced with many difficulties due to frauds and delays in the land registration process. President Rajapaksa highlighted the importance of accelerating the 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 yesterday. The President emphasized that effective coordination among related entities in charge of land registration should be maintained. He 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. The programme will be launched by August with the support of the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka. Under this programme, an e-Passbook will be issued for the lands registered under the e-Land Registration system.
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