President opens "Lakmuthu Sevana" housing scheme at Wellawaththa.-Video
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday declared open the “Lakmuthu Sevana” housing scheme at Mayura Place, Wellawatte, another effort by the Government to provide fully equipped and permanent homes to families living in makeshift settlements in the city.
The housing units have a value of 8 million rupees each and the total cost of the project according to Urban Development Authority is over 800 million rupees.
Ministers Susil Premajayantha, Dinesh Gunawardana, Wimal Weerawanse, Defence and urban development Ministry Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse and Colombo District Parliamentarian R Dumindha Silva also participated in the occasion.
Meanwhile, President Mahinda Rajapakse participating at the inauguration of the Sri Lanka Engineering Professionals Association held in Colombo yesterday stated that it is the responsibility of all to develop the country.