Oct 03, 2020

CID investigates land grabbing gangs

The Ministry of Defense has launched an investigation into the forcible seizure of state and private lands in Sri Lanka by powerful politicians and government officials.
Retired Major General Defense Secretary  Kamal Gunaratne has been instructed to conduct an investigation into the high number of complaints received daily by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa regarding land grabs and frauds and to take legal action against those involved.

According to reliable sources, the Defense Secretary has instructed the CID to look into the matter.

It is learned that there are a large number of complaints that some government lands and private lands have been fraudulently sold with forged deeds.