More IDPs in Jaffna Get Housing Facilities
The second phase of the 'Nallinakkapuram' Housing
Complex which provides 25 new houses for one more segment of most
deserving displaced families, still languishing in Jaffna-based welfare
centres, was vested in the beneficiaries on Friday (30) during a simple
ceremony at 'Nallinakkapuram' village in Jaffna.
Those 25 new house recipients were also provided with
ownership documents during a simple ceremony held on Friday (30) at the
The housing project is an extension of the Keeramalai
Housing Project and was completed as the second phase of the project.
Construction work was carried out as a collective effort of the Joint
Project Management Team (JPMT), comprised of Army, Navy, Air Force
personnel and members of the beneficiaries.
As in the Keeramalai project, each housing unit is
built on a 20-perch land and costs the state Rs. 1 million. A typical
house comes complete with two bed rooms, living and dining area,
kitchen, toilet and a bathroom. In addition to water and electricity
supply to each house, public facilities such as roads, community center,
drain systems and a water purification plant are also available in the
Friday's handover ceremony, graced by Mr. Nagalingham
Vethanayahan, District Secretary for Jaffna as the Chief Guest was
organized by the project's heavyweight, Lieutenant General Mahesh
Senanayake, Commander of the Army who was also the live-wire behind the
realization of the Keeramalai project when he was the Jaffna Commander
and Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander, Security Forces -
Jaffna, Senior military Officers and members of the beneficiary
Earlier, the Keeramalai Housing Project was declared
open by President Maithripala Sirisena in October 2016. One hundred
displaced families living in welfare centres in the Peninsula were
provided with new houses under the project. Carried out under the
reconciliation programme, the project was aimed at providing suitable
housing solutions to all IDP families living in welfare centers.
Senior government officers, Major General Roshan
Seneviratne, General Officer Commanding, 51 Division, Senior Officers
were also associated with the occasion.
Courtesy : Army Media Unit