Sri Lanka inaugurates first model village built with Indian assistance

Sri Lanka inaugurates first model village built with Indian assistance
Sri Lanka inaugurates first model village built with Indian assistance

Sri Lanka inaugurates first model village built with Indian assistance

Sri Lanka first model village built with Indian assistance under the Model Villages Program was jointly inaugurated by Minister of Housing and Construction and Cultural Affairs Sajith Premadasa, former President Chandrika Bandaranayke Kumaratunga and Acting High Commissioner of India Shilpak Ambule at Ranidugama in Gampaha in Sri Lanka.

India has partnered with the Ministry of Housing and Construction and Cultural Affairs to build 100 model villages consisting of a total of 2,400 houses all across Sri Lanka with Indian grant of Rs 1,200 million (USD 17.5 million).

It is a part of housing project meant for war affected people in the north and east Sri Lanka and estate workers in the plantation areas. 2,400 houses are in addition to the 60,000 accommodations built under the Indian Housing Project.

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