Sri Lanka President hands over Army-built houses for needy families in North

July 21, Jaffna: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa symbolically handed over 100 new houses built entirely by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Keeramalai to the needy families at a ceremony held Tuesday (19).

The SLA has built the houses in a record 10 days with the raw materials provided by the government.

Construction of a house has cost the government less than 300,000 rupees since the Army was providing necessary planning, architecture, infrastructure facilities and labor, free of charge.

Earlier the SLA has built 1,700 new houses and handed them over to families in the Jaffna Peninsula in separate occasions.

(Photos by Chandana Perera)

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