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* Over 100 resettled IDP families in Sri Lanka's North to receive houses today
Thu, Apr 3, 2014, 11:29 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 03, Colombo: Over 100 resettled families in Northern Sri Lanka will receive houses constructed by the government today.

Secretary of Defense and Urban Development will hand over houses to 101 displaced families in Keppapilavu area in the Mullativu district today.

The houses have been constructed by the government under the second stage of a three-stage project launched to provide permanent housing for the people displaced by the war. Earlier under the first stage of the project the government has handed over 60 houses.

The Defense Secretary will also lay the foundation stone for the third stage of the project today.

According to the military spokesperson Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya, the Ministry of Resettlement is funding the project.

In addition, the Defense Secretary will also hand over several houses renovated by the Army in the Vellamullivaikal area to the rightful owners.

Furthermore around 100 acres of paddy land from the Air Force camp premises in Mullativu will be distributed among 29 IDP families for farming.

In the evening, the Defense Secretary will open a solar power project with a capacity of 20KW at the 2nd Engineer Services Regiment Army Camp at Anuradhapura.

Two similar projects will also be launched at the Punewa, Medawchchiya Navy base and Pallai Air Force base.

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