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Under Gamata Geyak-Ratata Hetak programme:

Over 540 houses to be constructed in Puttalam district

State Minister of Rural and Regional Drinking Water Supply Development Sanath Nishantha Perera opening a house that was constructed in the Puttalam District under the Gamata Geyak-Ratata Hetak housing programme.
State Minister of Rural and Regional Drinking Water Supply Development Sanath Nishantha Perera opening a house that was constructed in the Puttalam District under the Gamata Geyak-Ratata Hetak housing programme.

Under the Gamata Geyak-Ratata Hetak housing programme, another 548 new houses will be constructed in the Puttalam district with one house for each Grama Niladhari Division, said State Minister of Rural and Regional Drinking Water Supply Development Sanath Nishantha Perera.

The State Minister who is also the Puttalam District SLPP leader said under the programme 14,013 houses will be completed throughout Sri Lanka.

He was addressing a function held in Chilaw recently to open some of the houses built under this programme and to lay the foundation stone for the houses that are to be constructed in the Puttalam District. The State Minister addressing those present at the function said he was pleased that the Government had launched this housing programme to provide shelter to those who do not have permanent houses.

But, we must also remember that there are still a lot of people in this country who do not possess a house of their own, and the Government’s main aim is to provide houses for such people.”

“Therefore, it is the duty of everyone to support the Government in this endeavour,” State Minister Perera said.

He further said that low income families who do not have land and houses are eligible to become recipients.

The selection is done under the supervision of 328 Divisional Secretaries on the recommendation of the Grama Niladhari and Samurdhi officers.

“Those who own only the land will be initially granted Rs.100,000 of Rs.600,000 under the first phase to build houses, to be paid in installments, he said.