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* Japan provides Sri Lanka Rs. 9 million grant for infrastructure improvement in Kegalle District
Sat, Feb 16, 2013, 10:02 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 16, Colombo:The Government of Japan has provided US$ 72,498 (Rs. 9.1 million) million) grant aid for a project to improve infrastructure and livelihoods of the remote villages in Kegalle District of Sri Lanka.

The Community Development Center (CDC) has been provided with the grant money under the Japan's Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP) to improve infrastructure, agricultural activities and livelihood of the people in the area.

Ms. Damayanthi Godamulla, Executive Director of Community Development Center and the Ambassador of Japan Nobuhito Hobo signed the grant contract Friday (15) at the Ambassador's Residence in Colombo.

Through the project, Samagama, Apalawa and Attapitiya roads in Aranayaka Divisional Secretariat division will be renovated and community halls will be constructed in Apalawa and Moragammana villages.

The project will include livelihood improvement activities such as provision of agricultural tools, plants and seeds of yams and yam cultivation training programs and the establishment of a yam farm in Aranayake Divisional Secretariat area.

Godamulla said the project will benefit more than 2,000 low income families living with less infrastructure facilities and also encourage and educate the targeted community to grow yams in their home gardens.

"Yam cultivation training and establishment of a yam farm will facilitate a path for better livelihood and generate new employment opportunities for the communities in Aranayake Divisional Secretariat area," she has said.

The Government of Japan has extended assistance for development in Sri Lanka through projects such as infrastructure development, livelihood improvement and agricultural development.

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