Land being the costliest asset in realty has often been at the epicentre of land fights, property crimes and frauds. Sri Lanka’s Land Ministry now is mulling to digitise its land bank in a bid to curb these issues, a top minister said. ”There’s a proposal to digitise all lands,” John Amaratunga, Minister of Lands (in addition to his other portfolios – Tourism and Christian Religious Affairs) told the Business Times. He said that he had a discussion with some parties recently on this and their proposal was interesting. The main reasons cited for this digitisation effort are to detect and prevent fraud and to improve data analytics while streamlining processes in the ministry, he added.
(Source: Sunday Times)