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Assistant High Commission of India

Kandy

 

PRESS RELEASE

Handing over of 60 houses in Levallon Tea Estate under Indian Housing Project in

Plantation Areas.

Under the Indian Housing Project for Estate workers in the up-country, 60 beneficiaries were handed over keys to their houses in a ceremony held on 7th September 2020 at Levallon Estate. Assistant High Commissioner Mr. Dhirendra Singh, State Minister of Rural Irrigation and Tanks Mr. Anuradha Jayarathne, former leader of the Central Provincial Council Mr. D. Mathiyugarajah and several other dignitaries were present.

The Assistant High Commissioner in his remarks congratulated the proud owners of the newly built independent houses. He alsorecalled the historic, religious and cultural ties between the two countries and reaffirmed India's commitment to assist Sri Lanka in its overall development. He underscored that the Indian Housing Project in Sri Lanka with a grant of USD 350 million was the largest Indian grant assistance project in any country abroad. He also recalled that out of total commitment of 63,000 houses, 47,000 houses have already been built. State Minister Jayarathne thanked India for being with Sri Lanka in its journey on the development path and appreciated Indian assistance under the Housing and other development projects.

The Government of India has been implementing a variety of multi-sectoral projects in Sri Lanka based on the needs and priorities identified by Government and people of Sri Lanka. Out of SLR 517 billion, which is India’s overall commitment to development assistance to Sri Lanka, SLR 92 billion worth grant-assisted projects have been implemented during the past years, in addition to other projects funded by lines of credit.

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Kandy

08.09.2020

 
 
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