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* UDA increases floor area of houses for slum dwellers displaced from Sri Lankan capital
Tue, Jul 8, 2014, 07:12 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 08, Colombo: Due to protests from the slum dwellers in capital Colombo and nearby suburbs, Sri Lanka's Urban Development Authority (UDA) has decided to increase the floor area of the housing units that are proposed to be built to house them.

Accordingly the floor area will be increased to 500 square feet from the earlier proposed area of 400 square feet, a spokesman of the Urban Development Authority said.

The dwellers protested the size of the houses and the would be settlers protested moving away from their present housing due to this issue.

Considering their demands, the UDA has decided to increase the floor area and the houses will be built in the future with 500 square feet of floor area.

The Authority has also decided to increase the number of floors of the housing units to 15.

The Sri Lankan government, in a measure to beautify the capital city and free the valuable land that has presently been occupied by the shanties, has been relocating the slum dwellers into housing units built with modern facilities.

According to government sources say nearly 54 percent of city's population is slum dwellers and they take up nearly 1,000 acres of prime land in the city illegally not only draining the resources of the city but also causing serious nuisance to citizens and impeding development.

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