Former President Chandrika and Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthan were Chief guests at an event held in Poonthottam in Vavuniya to hand over deeds to displaced people.
Sri Lanka Freedom Party General Secretary Duminda Dissanayake, Vavuniya Government Agent, Gnanam Foundation Founder Mrs Allirasa and Director Subaskaran were also present.
104 displaced families in Poonthoddam Welfare Centre were handed over deeds at a ceremony held there. Foundation stones were laid for 150 houses.
Vavuniya Poonthottam Welfare Centre inmates and the displaced in Sinna Adampan and Rajapuram in Nedunkerny are beneficiaries of a project inaugurated to grants deeds and provide houses.
The event for distributing Land and Housing schemes to people living in Vavuniya Poonthottam welfare camp held on Wednesday. Several families displaced from different regions in the country due to wars in the past have been residing here in this Poonthottam camp.
Even six years after the war, there are several families of three generations who are not able to be resettled with no land for them to resettle. Hence this camp has been in the open condition.
In this situation, this welfare camp is going to be closed now and the 104 families living here are provided with land and housing schemes in Chinnadamban and Rajapuram regions coming under Nedungeni divisional secretariat.
The Land Confirmation documents were provided and there was a foundation stone laying ceremony for building 150 houses in the above region. Lyka mobile’s Gnanam Foundation along with Sri Lankan government is sponsoring this housing scheme.
In the inauguration ceremony held yesterday, former President Chandrika Kumaratunga, Tamil National Alliance Chairman R. Sampanthan, Sri Lanka Freedom Party secretary and member of the parliament Thumintha Tisanayaka, Gnanam Foundation founder Mrs. Alli Rajah, its director A. Subhaskaran, Vavuniya district Chief government officer and others have participated.