Newly constructed ‘Laksanda Sewana’ Housing Scheme situated at Salamulla, Kolonnawa, was declared open by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, yesterday (Dec. 01).
During the ceremony, the President handed over the deeds of the housing units to the new owners.
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 and under taken by the Urban Development Authority, under the supervision of Secretary Defence and Urban Development Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
The 'Laksanda Sevana' housing scheme comprise of 216 modern housing units. Each 450 square feet housing unit consists of living area, two bed rooms, pantry and a balcony with all amenities including proper sanitary facilities built at a cost of over Rs. 8 million.
In addition elevators, spacious car parking facilities, community halls and public convenience places are some of the other facilities.
Senior Minister A. H. M. Fowzie, Ministers Bandula Gunawardena, Wimal Weerawansa, Members of Parliament Thilanga Sumathipala, Hirunika Premachandra, Defence and Urban Development Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa were present on the occasion.