Ministry of Lands and Parliamentary Reforms

The Ministry of Lands and Parliamentary Reforms is the central government ministry of Sri Lanka responsible for land and parliamentary reforms. The ministry is responsible for formulating and implementing national policy on lands and other subjects which come under its purview.[1] The current Minister of Lands and Parliamentary Reforms and State Minister of Lands are Gayantha Karunatileka and T. B. Ekanayake respectively.[2][3] The ministry's secretary is I. H. K. Mahanama.[4]

Ministry of Lands and Parliamentary Reforms
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Ministry overview
JurisdictionGovernment of Sri Lanka
HeadquartersMihikatha Medura, Land Secretariat, 1200/6 Rajamalwatta Avenue, Battaramulla, Colombo
6°53′59.40″N 79°55′00.90″E / 6.8998333°N 79.9169167°E / 6.8998333; 79.9169167Coordinates: 6°53′59.40″N 79°55′00.90″E / 6.8998333°N 79.9169167°E / 6.8998333; 79.9169167
Annual budget
  • Rs. 5 billion (2017, recurrent)
  • Rs. 3 billion (2017, capital)
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Ministry executive
  • I. H. K. Mahanama, Secretary
Child agencies
  • Department of Land Commissioner General
  • Department of Land Settlement
  • Department of Land Use Policy Planning
  • Department of Surveyor General
  • Institute of Surveying and Mapping
  • Kantalai Sugar Company
  • Land Reform Commission
  • Land Survey Council
Websitelandmin.gov.lk

MinistersEdit

The Minister of Lands and Parliamentary Reforms is a member of the Cabinet of Sri Lanka.

Ministers of Lands
Name Portrait Party Took office Left office Head of government Ministerial title Refs
D. S. Senanayake   1931 1946 Minister of Agriculture and Lands [5]
Dudley Senanayake   1946 1947 [6]
United National Party 26 September 1947 26 March 1952 D. S. Senanayake [7][8]
P. B. Bulankulame 26 March 1952 1952 Dudley Senanayake [9]
19 June 1952 Minister of Lands and Land Development [9][10]
John Kotelawala [11]
C. P. de Silva Sri Lanka Freedom Party S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike [12][13][14]
December 1959 W. Dahanayake Minister of Agriculture and Lands [15]
M. D. Banda United National Party 23 March 1960 1960 Dudley Senanayake [15]
C. P. de Silva Sri Lanka Freedom Party 23 July 1960 Sirimavo Bandaranaike Minister of Agriculture, Land, Irrigation and Power [16]
Sri Lanka Freedom Socialist Party March 1965 Dudley Senanayake Minister of Land, Irrigation and Power [17][18]
Hector Kobbekaduwa Sri Lanka Freedom Party Sirimavo Bandaranaike Minister of Agriculture and Lands [19][20]
Lionel Senanayake   United National Party 13 July 1977 J. R. Jayewardene [21]
P. Dayaratna United National Party Ranasinghe Premadasa Minister of Land, Irrigation and Mahaweli Development [22][23]
Gamini Atukorale United National Party 14 March 1991 [24]
D. M. Jayaratne Sri Lanka Freedom Party 19 August 1994 D. B. Wijetunga Minister of Agriculture, Land and Forestry Conservation [25][26]
Salinda Dissanayake Sri Lanka Freedom Party 19 October 2000 Chandrika Kumaratunga Minister of Land Development and Minor Export Agricultural Crops [27]
Anuruddha Ratwatte Sri Lanka Freedom Party 14 September 2001 Minister of Lands, Irrigation and Power [28][29]
Jeewan Kumaranatunga Sri Lanka Freedom Party 28 January 2007 Mahinda Rajapaksa Minister of Land and Land Development [30][31][32]
Janaka Bandara Tennakoon Sri Lanka Freedom Party 23 April 2010 Minister of Lands and Land Development [33][34][35][36][37][38]
M. K. D. S. Gunawardena   12 January 2015 19 January 2016 Maithripala Sirisena Minister of Lands [39][40][41][42][43][44][45][46][47]
Sri Lanka Freedom Party[48][49]
Democratic National Movement[50][51]
John Amaratunga United National Party 2 March 2016 [52][53][54]
Gayantha Karunatileka United National Party 22 May 2017 Minister of Lands and Parliamentary Reforms [55][56][57]

SecretariesEdit

Lands Secretaries
Name Took office Left office Title Refs
T. Asoka Peiris 25 April 2010 Lands and Land Development Secretary [58][59]
I. H. K. Mahanama 19 January 2015 Lands Secretary [60][61][62][63][64][65][66]

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