These lands are to be distributed in blocks of an acre to half an acre, it is reported.
These five lands under the Plantations Industries Ministry and several state institutions have been suggested to be distributed among the people.
It is reported that the decision to distribute these lands was taken as private companies that were entrusted to operate these estates had failed to develop them properly, which may result in these estates turning into barren lands.
This information was revealed in a survey carried out by the government.
Although Sri Lanka Mirror made several attempts to contact the Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake, it proved futile as his phone was switched off.