Houses in 2 weeks for those rendered homeless by the Wallam-pitiya fire; says MP R Dumindha Silva.
Colombo District MP R. Dumindha Silva pledged to the residents of a line of wooden houses in Naagahamulla in Waellampitiya that were destroyed by fire that within two weeks he would reconstruct for them their houses.
Twenty houses in lot 101 in Naagahamulla were completely destroyed in a fire that erupted day-before-yesterday afternoon.
While one more house was partially destroyed, the total number of families which lost their houses because of the fire was 23.
The persons rendered homeless by the fire are currently accommodated at Waellampitiya Parama Dharmodaya Buddhist Temple.
The police said that the fire brigade, the residents and the police jointly brought the fire under control two hours after eruption.
MP R. Dumindha Silva who visited the Waellampitiya Parama Dharmodaya Buddhist Temple where the people rendered homeless due to the fire had taken refuge and inquired about their needs.
Subsequently at Paramadharmodaya Buddhist Temple a discussion was held about providing relief to those rendered homeless due to the fire.
That was under the instruction of chief incumbent of Parama-dharmodaya Buddhist Temple Venerable Pitigala Kavidhaja Thero and the patronage MP R. Duminda Silva.
After this discussion Colombo District MP R. Dumindha Silva met again the people rendered homeless by the fire.
On this occasion MP R. Dumindha Silva told them that he would take action to reconstruct the houses for them within two weeks.
Meanwhile the preparation of the ground for reconstructing the houses destroyed by fire was carried out yesterday using backhoes.
House owners of lot Waellampitiya Naagahamulla Lot 101 hit by the fire, said that Colombo District MP R. Duminda Silva had taken action to provide all necessary facilities.