Opinion

Compensation

From the 1970ís successive governments have delayed the payments of compensation for lands acquired and also houses.

The biggest culprits are government corporations and National Housing. They have lame excuses harassing the owners. Most of the owners of these properties have died and even their children are now old. Is this against Human Rights? Will any investor invest in this country when former land and house owners have not been compensated for 30 years.

The National Housing insist on tax clearance. This is the tactic to delay and harass. Can the Prime Minister, please see that these corrupt and inefficient government department do not harass the former land owners. We would like to take part in the development of the country when compensation is paid.
Sanath Fernando
Colombo 3.


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