Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* President opens electrification scheme for Sri Lanka's indigenous community
Tue, Jun 24, 2014, 12:35 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 23, Moneragala: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Monday declared open an electrification scheme for the benefit of the indigenous community in the Rathugala area of Moneragala in the Uva Province.

President Rajapaksa vested the Rathugala, Electrification Scheme constructed under the Uva Udana development programme with the indigenous community in Rathugala which is about 30 km from Ampara.

The government has spent Rs. 304 Million on the electrification scheme which will provide electricity for 1,400 households in 25 indigenous community villages. Electrification of the villages is aimed at uplifting the lives of the indigenous community

The government aims to provide electricity to the entire country by the end of this year and the Rathugala scheme is a one step in fulfilling that goal.

President Rajapaksa has vested the newly constructed Mahindodaya technology laboratory at the Galgamuwa Maha Vidyalaya in Rathugala with the children of the Rathugala indigenous community

It has been constructed under the Mahindodaya 1,000 school programme under full supervision of the Ministry of Education. The new laboratory is consisted of a fully-fledged mathematics center, a language laboratory with 15 computers and another computer center with 40 computers and a distant learning unit.

President Rajapaksa has also declared open the emergency treatment unit and the four-storied ward complex at the Moneragala General Hospital this morning constructed at a cost of Rs. 273 million. The emergency unit comprises a primary care unit, an accident unit and pediatric wards.

The President also opened the Siyambalanduwa, Kodayaana teacher village, established with the objective of providing welfare facilities to teachers who have been appointed for duties in the Uva Province.

The project completed at a cost of Rs.32 million provides housing facilities to 50 teacher families. The President has handed over the keys of the houses to several teacher families.

(Photos by Udesh Gunarathna)

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Colombo's first Seychelles forum attracts Sri Lankan businesses
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka main ruling party denies any connection to attacks on opposition political party offices
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka police opens new station in Nilaveli
-- [9 hours ago]
External Affairs Minister reviews progress of Sri Lankan missions in Europe
-- [9 hours ago]
India-assisted industrial park in former Sri Lanka war zone to attract potential local and foreign investors
India funded development projects worth Rs. 365 million inaugurated in Northern Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Tourism's mega taxi advertising campaign in Germany draws high response
Sri Lanka launches program to grant concessionary loans to Divineguma beneficiary families
Sri Lanka Election Commissioner asks IGP to strengthen security in Uva Province
SME's in Japan invited to set up their manufacturing facilities in Sri Lanka

Copyright © 2000, 2014 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.