A national program is being implemented under the guidance of President Maithripala Sirisena to grant land ownership rights to all Mahaweli people. Handing over of land deeds to 5,000 Mahaweli Farmers in the Walawa Zone will be held in Walawa (14) under the patronage of President Sirisena.
The program was commenced in 2016 on the instructions of the President, addressing a long standing problem of the Mahaweli people. The target of granting ownership of Mahaweli land to all Mahaweli farmers has now reached its final stage.
Accordingly, 46,609 land deeds and permits were issued in Mahaweli B zone, 47,808 in the C-Zone, and 5,305 in the D-Zone, 22,537 in the H-zone and 14,372 in the L-zone. In addition 4,848 lands in Victoria, 5,167 in Huruluwewa zone, 9,463 in Moragahakanda, 43,718 in Walawa area and 5,854 in Rambaken Oya have been issued.
During the last four years many programs were implemented under the guidance of President to uplift the living standards of the Mahaweli farmers. Also, a special program is being implemented to make the Mahaweli Zone free from illegal drugs.