"Senehe Siyapatha" provides houses to flood victims
[August 29 2018]
(25) houses built under the "Senehe
Siyapatha" housing project were
presented to beneficiary
families during a ceremony
graced by the State Minister of
Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene
at the "Senehase Gammanaya" in
Eheliyagoda, on Tuesday (28
August). The housing
beneficiaries are families
affected by the recent floods in
the Ratnapura District.
The "Senehe Siyapatha" project is carried out under
the direction of the Ministry of Defence in collaboration with the
Ministry of Disaster Management. The 25 houses built at the "Senehase
Gammanaya" in Minnana, Eheliyagoda in the Ratnapura District were funded
by Dialog Axiata PLC while the construction work was done by the Navy
and Air Force.
State Minister Wijewardene accompanied by Hon. Duminda
Dissanayake, Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources & Disaster
Management declared open the new housing scheme and handed over the keys
of the houses to the beneficiaries during the ceremony. State Minister
Wijewardene also spoke with the Navy and Air Force personnel involved in
the construction work and expressed his gratitude for a work well done.
Speaking at the occasion State Minister Wijewardene
thanked the Dialog Axiata for their support in providing solace to the
people affected by the floods. He also mentioned of the contribution of
the tri force during times of disasters and said that it is they who
come first to the aid of the affected people.
The houses are built conforming to industry standards
and include all amenities including electricity and water supply.
Members of the Maha Sangha, senior state officials,
representatives of Dialod Axiata PLC, tri- forces officers, members of
the beneficiary families and a large number of local residents were also
present at the occasion.