President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday (5) declared open the Saliyagama Jana Sevana housing scheme in Oyamaduwa, Anuradhapura.
The project with 51 houses built at a cost of Rs. 21.5 million was launched by the National Housing Development Authority (NGDA).
This housing project was launched under the “Mahinda Chinthana Idiri Dekma national policy which pledges to provide safe and healthy shelter for every Sri Lankan family within the next few years.
Meanwhile the President Rajapaksa yesterday directed Irrigation and Water Resources Management Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva to take early measures to renovate the road leading to the villages adjoining the Abaya tank by keeping with accepted standards. This road lies across the bund of the Abaya tank.
The President made this directive after having a conversation with the people in these villages while he was walking along this road as part of his daily physical exercise, yesterday morning. The villages told the President that the roads leading to the villages were in a dilapidated state.
The President also yesterday inaugurated the construction work of the brick wall for the Sada Hiru Ceya which is being built to symbolize the sacrifice made by the members of the Security Forces to safeguard the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. This Ceya is to be built in every province of the country.
During his stay in Oyamaduwa the President visited the Deyata Kirula national development exhibition site yesterday together with Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya and several officials.
While paying a visit to the exhibition site, the President officially unveiled a website to guide job seekers.
The website is run by the Youth Affairs Ministry. Job seekers or employers can access the website by logging on www.nhrdc.net.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa later visited the Media Zone of the exhibition.