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Army completes construction of houses in Keppapilavu Model Village

Army completes construction of houses in Keppapilavu Model Village

Engineers of the Army serving under the Security Forces Headquarters in Mullaitivu officially completed the construction of Two hundred and eighty seven (287) houses in the Keppapilavu model village with the ceremonial opening of the final 19 houses and a medical centre on Thursday (25th).

The project was entrusted to the army by the Ministry of Resettlement, Reconstruction and Hindu Affairs in September, 2012 after releasing funds to that effect through the respective District and Divisional Secretariats in Mullaittivu District.

The houses are meant for the displaced civilians who are being temporarily housed at Manik Farm Relief Centre, Pilakudiyirippu, Suriyapuram, Seniyamottai, Jaffna Allarai and Keppapilavu areas.

The project was completed under several stages with the completion of 50 houses in May 2013, 101 houses in February 2014, 78 houses in October 2014, 39 houses in October 2015 and the remaining 19 houses being completed recently. The construction work was continuously monitored by the District Secretary for Mullaittivu.

The opening ceremony was attended by the District Secretary for Mullaittivu, Ms R. Kethishwari, Commander, SFHQ-MLT, Major General P.U.S Vithanage, state and military officials and a large number of civilians.

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