LAND REFORM (SPECIAL PROVISIONS) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

PART I

AMENDMENTS TO THE LAND REFORM LAW, No. 1 OF 1972

2. Omitted.

3. Omitted.

4. Omitted.

5. Omitted.

6. Omitted.

7. Omitted.

8. Omitted.

9. Omitted.

10. Omitted.

11. Omitted.

12. Omitted.

13. Omitted.

14. Omitted.

15. Omitted.

16. Omitted.

PART II

SPECIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO CERTAIN ORDERS AND DETERMINATIONS, MADE UNDER THE LAND REFORM LAW

17. Special provisions relating to certain orders made by the Land Reform Commission under section 13 of the Land Reform Law.

18. Special provisions relating to certain orders made under section 14 of the Land Reform Law.

19. Special provisions relating to certain determinations made under section 19 of the Land Reform Law.

20. Special provision relating to certain alienations under section 22 of the Land Reform Law.

21. Provision regarding certain lands vested under the Land Acquisition Act.

22. Interpretation.

1 of 1972,

39 of 1975,

39 of 1981,

14 of 1986.

AN ACT to amend the Land Reform Law, No. 1 of 1972, to make special provision in regard to certain orders and determinations made under Sections 13, 14 and 19 of that Law and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 3rd June, 1981]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Land Reform (Special Provisions) Act.

PART I

AMENDMENTS TO THE LAND REFORM LAW

[Sections 2 to 16 omitted as they were amending provisions and the amendments have been carried out in the Land Reform Law, No 1 of 1972.]

PART II

SPECIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO CERTAIN ORDERS AND DETERMINATIONS, MADE UNDER THE LAND REFORM LAW

17. Special provisions relating to certain orders made by the Land Reform Commission under section 13 of the Land Reform Law.

(1) Where prior to the date of commencement of this Act, Commission has, made an order under subsection (2) of section 13 of the Land Reform Law declaring an alienation of agricultural land to be null and void without affording the alienor and alienee an opportunity of being heard such order shall be deemed not to have been, or to be; invalid by reason only of the fact that such opportunity was not afforded if—

(a) any compensation has been paid under section 28 of the Land Reform Law in respect of such land; or

(b) such land has been alienated to any person under section 22 of that Law,

prior to the date of commencement of this Act.

(2) Where prior to the date of commencement of this Act, the Minister has made an order under subsection (3) of section 13 of the Land Reform Law declaring an alienation of agricultural land to be null and void without affording the alienor and alienee an opportunity of being heard such order shall be deemed not to have been, or to be, invalid by reason only of the fact that such opportunity was not afforded if—

(a) any Compensation has been paid under section 28 of the Land Reform Law in respect of such land; or

(b) such and has been alienated to any person under section, 22 of that Law,

prior the date of commencement of this Act.

(3) Where Prior to the date of commencement of this Act, the Commission has made an order, under subsection(2) of section 13 of the Land,Reform Law declaring an alienation of agricultural land to be null and void without affording the alienor and alienee an opportunity of being heard and if on the date of commencement of this Act—

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