National Security Advisor and Chief of Presidential Staff Sagala Ratnayaka has emphasized the need for swift policy decisions regarding the transfer of government apartment complexes’ home ownership to citizens through freehold deeds.
Ratnayaka disclosed plans for an upcoming discussion chaired by President Ranil Wickremesinghe with relevant line institution officials to address existing challenges and establish a clear agreement.
This was revealed during a discussion at the Presidential Secretariat on Friday (22), which focused on issues arising in the transfer of ownership.
Following President Wickremesinghe’s directive, the government aims to grant freehold deeds to 8,351 houses in 2024, with discussions delving into concerns about land ownership, clearances, certificates, guarantees and recommendations.
The meeting included Director General Shirantha Herath of the Chief of Staff Office, Urban Development Authority Director General N. P. K Ranaweera, Municipal Commissioner of the Colombo Municipal Council Ms J. M. Badrani Jayawardena, Chairman of the Condominium Management Authority Sarana Karunaratne, Commissioner General of the Land Commissioner General Department Bandhula Jayasinghe, Thimbirigasaya Divisional Secretary Priyantha Dissanayake and other officials from line agencies.