Cadastral system migration from deeds registration to titles registration: Case study of Sri Lanka

H. Divithure, Hong Wai Tang

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Sri Lanka has two types of cadastral system operating in the country and is in the process of cadastral system migration from deeds registration to titles registration. The deeds system, which was introduced in 1863, is well established, and the titles registration system, the introduction of which is ongoing, was initiated in 1998. Expectedly, the deeds system has several drawbacks, while the titles system meets unexpected difficulties. The purpose of this paper is to give an overview and a comparative analysis of both systems, thereby suggesting options for improvement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-228
Number of pages9
JournalSurvey Review
Issue number330
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2013


  • Cadastral survey
  • Cadastral system
  • Land administration
  • Land registration
  • Sri lanka

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Computers in Earth Sciences
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)

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