Mawatagama Land Acquisition Act

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Vesting of land described in First Schedule in Her Majesty.

3. Compensation.

4. Rights of persons lawfully entitled to compensation.

SCHEDULES

38 of 1956.

AN ACT to acquire compulsorily for her majesty an extent of land in mawatagama in the kurunegala district, to provide for the payment of compensation for such acquisition, and to make provision for matters incidental to or connected with the purposes aforesaid.

[Date of Commencement: 1st September, 1956]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Mawatagama Land Acquisition Act.

2. Vesting of land described in First Schedule in Her Majesty.

The land described in the First Schedule to this Act is hereby vested absolutely in Her Majesty free from all encumbrances.

3. Compensation.

(1) Each person specified in column III of the Second Schedule to this Act, being a person who, on the day immediately preceding that on which this Act comes into operation, had a right or title to, or an interest in, the land described in the First Schedule to this Act, shall be paid the sum specified in the corresponding entry in column IV of the said Second Schedule as compensation for compulsorily acquiring such right, title or interest for Her Majesty:

Provided, however, that—

(a) where such person is a minor or is of unsound mind, such sum shall be paid for his benefit to the District Court or the Court of Requests of Kurunegala according as such sum exceeds or does not exceed three hundred rupees, and

(b) where such person is dead or cannot be found, such sum shall be paid to such court to be drawn by the person or persons lawfully entitled thereto.

(2) Where the sum payable to any person under subsection (1) has been paid to him before the date on which this Act comes into operation, such payment shall be deemed to be a payment under this Act and shall be a valid discharge of the liability to pay such sum to him.

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