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The first Sinhalese arrived in Sri Lanka late in the 6th century B.C., probably from northern India. Buddhism was introduced circa 250 B.C., and a great civilization developed at the cities of Anuradhapura (kingdom from circa 200 B.C. to circa A.D. 1000) and Polonnaruwa (from about 1070 to 1200). In the 14th century, a south Indian dynasty established a Tamil kingdom in northern Sri Lanka. The Portuguese controlled the coastal areas of the island in the 16th century and the Dutch in the 17th century. The island was ceded to the British in 1796, became a crown colony in 1802, and was formally united under British rule by 1815. As Ceylon, it became independent in 1948; its name was changed to Sri Lanka in 1972. Tensions between the Sinhalese majority and Tamil separatists erupted into war in 1983. After two decades of fighting, the government and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) formalized a cease-fire in February 2002 with Norway brokering peace negotiations. Violence between the LTTE and government forces intensified in 2006, but the government regained control of the Eastern Province in 2007 and by May 2009, the remnants of the LTTE had been defeated. Since the end of the conflict, the government has enacted an ambitious program of economic development projects, many of which are financed by loans from the Government of China. In addition to efforts at reconstructing its economy, the government has resettled more than 95% of those civilians displaced during the final phase of the conflict and released the vast majority of former LTTE combatants captured by Government Security Forces. At the same time, there has been little progress on more contentious and politically difficult issues such as reaching a political settlement with Tamil elected representatives and holding accountable those alleged to have been involved in human rights violations and other abuses during the conflict.

Sri Lanka is a presidential republic.

Source: CIA World Factbook

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Regulations
Sri Lanka, Asia, Southern Asia

This Order, by virtue of the powers vested in Section 2 of the Urban Development Projects (Special Provisions) Act, No. 2 of 1980. I, Mahinda Rajapaksa, President of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Minister-in-charge of Defence and Urban Development, establish that the land specified in the schedule urgently requires an Urban Development Project. The Land bearing Asst. Nos. 106 & 106A and depicted as Lot No. 2 in Plan No. 2775 dated 27.01.2006 prepared by D. D. C.

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Regulations
Sri Lanka, Asia, Southern Asia

These Regulations, made by the Minister of Land and Land Development under Sections 155 and 156 of the Land Development Ordinance, as amended by Act No. 16 of 1969, Act No. 21 of 1981, Act No. 22 of 1993, Act No. 9 of 1995 and Act No. 20 of 1996.

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An Act to amend the Agrarian Development Act, No. 46 of 2000.

Legislation
Sri Lanka, Asia, Southern Asia

This Act amends the Agrarian Development Act of 2000.Amendments include: the insertion, immediately after section 1, of a new Part I on tenant cultivators of paddy lands; replacement of the heading of Part I of the principal Act with a new heading Part IA entitled ‘Rights of tenant cultivators of paddy lands’; minor changes to various sections of Part IA and the repealing of sections 6 and 20; changes to sections 39 on the establishment of Agrarian Tribunals and section 42 on rights of appeal and the repealing of section 40; the insertion of a new Part IVA addressing the Boards of Review; m

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Regulations
Sri Lanka, Asia, Southern Asia

These Regulations set out the manner in which applications, complaints or appeals to an Agrarian Tribunal for inquiry shall be made, the particulars to be included in any such application, complaint or appeal and the procedure to be followed at meetings of the Tribunal.The Regulations further provide for the allowances to be paid and procedures to be followed at the meeting of a Board of Review established by the Commissioner General to entertain appeals of any aggrieved party.

Implements: Agrarian Development Act, No. 46 of 2000. (2000-08-18)

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Regulations
Sri Lanka, Asia, Southern Asia

These Regulations prescribe the Forms and procedures necessary to nominate a successor who shall be entitled to succeed to the rights of tenant cultivator under the Act, or to cancel a nomination, in respect of the extent of paddy land cultivated, in the event of death or permanent disability.The Regulations further provide for the procedure for registration of a document including the registers which shall be kept for maintaining records of the documents submitted to the Commissioner General.

Implements: Agrarian Development Act, No. 46 of 2000. (2000-08-18)

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Regulations
Sri Lanka, Asia, Southern Asia

These Regulations specify the criteria to be taken into account in making an order for the payment of compensation to tenant cultivators and the basis on which the amount to be paid as compensation is to be determined.

Implements: Agrarian Development Act, No. 46 of 2000. (2000-08-18)

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