A fraud amounting to more than Rs. five billion has taken place under the present regime in the distribution of land by the Land Reform Commission, alleged SLPP MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage.
Speaking in parliament today (06) during the committee stage debate on the votes of the ministry of lands, he said 22 acres at Hantana were sold at Rs. 2.38 per perch, and the land was immediately sold to Home Lands at Rs. one million per perch.
The chairman of the LRC has been given an apartment by Homeland as a gratification, which he occupies now, charged the MP.
He has also granted an alternative plot of 10-acre land, at Rs. 78 per perch.
That land too, was sold to Home Lands at Rs. one million per perch, added Aluthgamage.