Temple Lands (Compensation) Ordinance 1944 (No. 28 of 1944) | Land Portal

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September 1944
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According to the provisions of this Ordinance, where any land belonging to a temple is acquired for public purposes under the Land Acquisition Act, all sums of money awarded as compensation for or in respect of the acquisition of that land shall be paid to the Public Trustee. All sums received as compensation shall be utilized by the Public Trustee for one or more of the following purposes: (a) purchase of land for that temple; (b) maintenance of the "bhikkus" of the temple; (c) construction of buildings or other necessary structures; (d) any other purpose likely to promote the activities and aims of the temple.

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