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Army together with Ex LTTE combatants erects Keeramalai Housing Project

Army together with Ex LTTE combatants erects Keeramalai Housing Project

[Aug 21 2016]

Under the direct supervision of the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), Army troops together with ex-LTTE combatants and beneficiaries are presently engage in construction work of new houses in Keeramalai area to resettle 971 displaced families who are presently accommodated in 31 relief centers in Jaffna peninsula.

The project is conducting under the blessings of the President Maithripala Sirisena, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi and the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva with respective coordinating by the Ministry of Defence and the Army.

According to the Army sources, the mega Keeramalai Housing Project, executed under a Joint Project Management Team (JPMT) to complete 100 new houses during the Phase I.Each house cost approximately Rs. 9 lakhs and as of Friday (19), nearly 50 percent of construction work in each housing unit was completed.

A house erecting in 20 perch block, is to include two bed rooms, a living room, dining area, kitchen, toilet and a bathroom. The housing complex also comprised with a community centre, playground, nursery, fish market, Police post and other necessary facilities.

A week earlier, a high-level Defence and government delegation, headed by Secretary Defence Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi also supervised the ongoing housing project at Keeramalai.


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