Published on: February 2, 2024

“Urumaya” National Operations Secretariat Launched by President’s Secretary

Secretary to the President, Mr. Saman Ekanayake, officially inaugurated the “Urumaya” National Operations Secretariat yesterday (01) at the President’s Office in the Old Standard Chartered Building.

President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s vision of empowering farmers through land ownership takes shape as the government announces plans to grant freehold titles to two million families. This initiative aims to address long-standing concerns regarding land rights in rural Sri Lanka.

The government’s plan to distribute two million freehold land titles to farming families has sparked discussions about its potential impact on rural communities and land ownership in Sri Lanka. This initiative, aligned with President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s vision, seeks to address concerns about land security for farmers.

The Urumaya National Operations Secretariat, established under the President’s Office, works to deliver timely solutions to community problems. It achieves this by implementing the steering mechanism, which involves collaboration with relevant institutions.

For assistance with grant deed issues and registration at the “Urumaya” National Operations Secretariat, please call 0114354600-1 or visit the e-form at

Secretary to the Ministry of Tourism and Lands Mr. H.M.B.P. Herath, Secretary to the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing W.S. Sathyananda, Senior Additional Secretary to the President, Chandra Herath, Director of Social Services of the President’s Office, Priyantha Kumara, Land Commissioner General Bandula Jayasinghe, Surveyor General W.S.L.C. Perera, Registrar General, Naleen Samantha and others attended the event.


The Presidential Media Division is fully responsible for socializing the views, actions, decisions and statements of His Excellency the President through the media. Electronic, print and new media will contribute to this through a credible and engaging approach.

The media department works as a source of information on the subject of the President’s vision and mission by maintaining good coordination with public and private media organizations and journalists.

National policies, plans and measures are explained to the people through the use of high quality media. Identify the fallacies and reveal the truth.