Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan authorities to provide housing for 70,000 families in Colombo
Wed, Feb 20, 2013, 12:20 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 20, Colombo: Sri Lankan authorities plan to provide housing facilities to 70,000 families living in poor conditions within the city of Colombo.

The Urban Development Authority (UDA) under the 'Resettlement of Underserved Settlements Project will provide the housing facilities to these families.

Under the City of Colombo Development Plan, the government will 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.

Defence and Urban Development Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa at an event in Colombo has said that 70,000 families will be provided with housing facilities in high-rise buildings designed and constructed according to standards.

According to Secretary Rajapaksa these buildings will come up in close proximity to the original homes of these families.

He has explained that the people would therefore not have a problem in sending their children to schools and continuing in their jobs.

The construction of the housing units is already in progress and is expected to be completed within the next 2 years.

** Related Story :: Government identifies land in Sri Lankan capital to build 65,000 houses for shanty dwellers

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka will not implement death penalty for now - Justice Minister
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Court grants bail to former government officials Lalith Weeratunga and Anusha Palpita
-- [5 hours ago]
Kotadeniyawa girl's murder suspect's DNA no match, court told
-- [5 hours ago]
Charitable Tuk Tuk Run concludes 8 day adventure at Lantern Boutique Hotel, Matara
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka police arrest foreign tourist for public nudity
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka again asks India's NTPC to shift power plant location: Report
-- [7 hours ago]
Hearing of former Defense Secretary's FR petition postponed till January
Sri Lanka Army releases over 600 acres in North to rightful owners
Sri Lanka PM seeks Japan's assistance to develop conflict-affected areas
Construction of new houses for people impacted by landslide begins

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, 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, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.