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Name: Agrarian Services (Amendment) Act, No. 4 of 1991
Country: Sri Lanka
Subject(s): Agriculture workers
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1991-02-23
Entry into force:
Published on: Printed separately, 1991, 39 p.
ISN: LKA-1991-L-26529
Bibliography: Printed separately, 1991, 39 p.
Abstract/Citation: Amends the Agrarian Services Act, No. 58 of 1979. Modifies sections of the Act dealing with protection of tenant cultivators from eviction by landlord and provides procedures for appeal of decisions of eviction. Provides the opportunity to temples, churches and mosques, as well as owners of paddy lands whose sole income is from rents from those lands, to be exempted from the provisions of section 2 of the Act. Provides for the rights of tenant cultivator to pass to family members at his death. Authorized the involvement of the Agrarian Services Committee to assist in the determination of a fair price for paddy land in some situations of sale of such land to tenant cultivator. Includes provisions for an inquiry where tenant cultivator has wilfully neglected paddy lands and other disputes between landlord and tenant cultivator. Part IVA enumerates the powers and duties of the Inquiry Officers and the Board of Review. Section 56A allows for the creation of Farmers' Organizations to help implement the agricultural programme, carry out village level construction work, market produce, promote cooperative activities between government organizations and farmers.

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