By virtue of the powers vested by Section 51 of the Agrarian Development Act No. 46 of 2000, I, M. A. S. Weerasinghe, Commissioner General of Agrarain Development determine that the area of the Authority of Agrarian Service Committee 9/4 Ambalanthota in the Ambalanthota Divisional Secretary's Division and Agrarian Service Committee 9/15 Meegahajandura in the Suriyawewa Divisional Secretary's Division in the Electorate Thissamaharama in Hambanthota District published in the Gazette (Extraordinary) No. 1142/2 dated 25th July 2000 of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the area of the Authority of Agrarian Service Committee 17/4 Kobeigane in the Kobeigane Divisional Secretary's Division in the Electorate Nikaweratiya in Kurunegala District published in the Gazette (Extraordinary) No. 1125/10 dated 29th March 2000 of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka should be amended as referred to in the attached Schedule.Amendments include: the insertion, immediately after section 1, of a new Part I on tenant cultivators of paddy lands; replacement of the heading of Part I of the principal Act with a new heading Part IA entitled ‘Rights of tenant cultivators of paddy lands’; minor changes to various sections of Part IA and the repealing of sections 6 and 20; changes to sections 39 on the establishment of Agrarian Tribunals and section 42 on rights of appeal and the repealing of section 40; the insertion of a new Part IVA addressing the Boards of Review; minor changes to sections 53 and 101.
Amends: Agrarian Development Act, No. 46 of 2000. (2000-08-18)
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The first Sinhalese arrived in Sri Lanka late in the 6th century B.C., probably from northern India. Buddhism was introduced circa 250 B.C., and a great civilization developed at the cities of Anuradhapura (kingdom from circa 200 B.C. to circa A.D. 1000) and Polonnaruwa (from about 1070 to 1200). In the 14th century, a south Indian dynasty established a Tamil kingdom in northern Sri Lanka. The Portuguese controlled the coastal areas of the island in the 16th century and the Dutch in the 17th century.