Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Government identifies land in Sri Lankan capital to build 65,000 houses for shanty dwellers
Sat, Oct 6, 2012, 11:57 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 06, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has identified blocks of state land in 15 locations in Colombo to build housing units for the shanty dwellers in the capital city.

The Cabinet has granted approval to a proposal put forward by the President, in his capacity as the Minister of Defence and Urban Development to vest the identified blocks of land with the Urban Development Authority.

The Urban Development Authority has planned to construct 65,000 Housing Units for resettlement of shanty dwellers living in under-served settlements in the City of Colombo.

Under the City of Colombo Development Plan, the government is to construct high rise apartments with all common amenities to resettle the shanty dwellers and to free the prime land currently squatted by them for commercial and mixed development projects.

The Urban Development Authority has already awarded contracts to build 9,781 Housing Units under 11 projects within the City of Colombo, the government said. The construction work is already in progress and is expected to be completed within the next 2 years.

** Related Story :: Government to construct 1,930 housing units for slum dwellers in Sri Lankan capital



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
UN expresses concern over sexual violence in Sri Lanka
-- [3 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka opposition protests against government's casino legislation
Sri Lankan parliamentary approval for one of the three controversial casino legislations
Employees of Sri Lanka's zoological garden urge authorities to re-commence elephant dances
Discovery of contaminated plastic bottles during raid raises alarm on water sold in Sri Lankan market
Consumer movement urges Sri Lankan government to remove the fuel surcharge from the electricity bill
Sri Lanka Attorney General's Department sets up provincial units
Sri Lanka briefs diplomatic community on measures taken to subdue renewed threat of terrorism
Sri Lankan President vows to take strict action against lawbreakers, not to permit religious discord
Parliamentary delegation of Balochistan visits Sri Lanka

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.