President Mahinda Rajapaksa vested in the public the Lakmuthu Sevana Housing Complex built in Wellawatte on Tuesday (Oct. 7).
The Lakmuthu Sevana Housing Complex was launched at Mayura Place in Wellawatte for the benefit of families living with less-facilities.
The Government launched the programme of building houses for families who are living with less-facilities. These new houses are equipped with all essential facilities to provide shelter for families living in underserved settlements.
The programme has been mooted under the concept of granting a house for every family based on the Mahinda Chintana.
Accordingly this Housing Scheme was launched under the guidance of Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The construction work was handled by the Urban Development Authority. Each house has a floor space area of 500 square feet and is equipped with two bedrooms, a living room, a balcony and modern sanitary facilities. The Scheme has 188 housing units with these facilities. The expenditure incurred by the Government was 800 million rupees. The infrastructure affiliated to the Housing Scheme has also been developed.
The President symbolically handed over keys to the house recipients. These house recipients presented a memento to the President. Among the large gathering present at this function were many Parliamentarians.
After the vesting of the Housing Complex in the people, President Rajapaksa visited the nearby Mohideen Masjid Mosque in Wellawatte. He participated in religious observances and secured blessings.
Thereafter the President visited the Badrakali Hindu Kovil and participated in religious observances at the Kovil. He also seized the opportunity of exchanging pleasantries with devotees present at the Kovil.