President to launch "Sanhindiyawe Sathwirugama" housing project
Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Eng. Karunasena
Hettiarachchi chaired a media briefing on the "Sanhindiyawe Sathwirugama"
housing project at the Ministry premises today (23rd Wednesday, March
During the occasion Secretary Hettiarachchi
enlightened the media on the visionary housing project and the
envisioned outcome of the same.
The "Sanhindiyawe Sathwirugama" is an ongoing housing
project situated at the Kockeliya in Vavuniya which nearing completion,
covering an area of 80 land parts of 40 perches. Houses are being
constructed under the directions of the Ministry of Defence along with
the labour assistance provided by the tri-forces. This visionary measure
is aimed at enhancing the national coexistence and the reconciliation
Accordingly, 51 houses will be vested on Tamil women
soldiers, military soldiers married to Tamil women and a soldier who
owns seven children during the event.
The project has been funded by the "Api wenuwen api"
housing fund and the state fund. Accordingly, a cost of a new house
would be (approx) 2 million rupees.
The "Sanhindiyawe Sathwirugama" project also includes
a Playground, Children Park and a Community Hall which would be
completed by the Navy, Air Force and Army respectively.
President Maithripala Sirisena will officially hand
over the newly built houses on 3rd April amidst the Sinhala-Hindu New
Year traditions and customs.
Ministry Officials and senior tri-forces officers and
large gathering of media personnel were present at the briefing.