Dec 23, Colombo: The government of Japan has granted US$ 42,055 to aid a development project in Sri Lanka’s rural Ampara district.
The 4.78 million rupees grant money will be used to improve infrastructure facilities, agricultural activities and living conditions as well as livelihood of three villages in Uhana Divisional Secretariat (DS) division, the Japanese Embassy in Colombo said in a statement.
Under the “Project for Improving Livelihood and Living Environment of Communities in Uhana DS division, Ampara District,” seven tube wells, drinking water systems at two remote schools will be constructed.
The project will also facilitate agricultural trainings and support the purchasing of bee keeping tools for those engaged in the trade.
Peragamana Guild will implement the project that would benefit around 170 families and 600 students and teachers.
Ambassador of Japan Nobuhito Hobo and the Chairperson of Peragamana Guild Ms. Darma Samaranayake signed the Grant Contract on December 21, 2011 at the Ambassador’s residence in Colombo.
The project, funded under the Grant Assistance Grassroots Human Security Project scheme, expects to significantly improve the lives of the communities.