Diri Sevana project launch
THE 'Diri Sevana' Housing Programme implemented under the 'Jana
Sevana' housing project of the Mahinda Chinthana concept will be
launched in 12 administrative districts considering the poverty
The districts are: Moneragala, Badulla, Puttalam, Ratnapura,
Hambantota, Matale, Anuradhapura, Galle, Kurunegala, Polonnaruwa,
Vavuniya and Ampara.
This programme will be implemented under the 90-day crash programme
on housing sector. On the first phase of this programme, 20 housing
units will be constructed in a cluster basis in each of these districts.
Twenty poverty stricken families will construct their houses in each
of these districts and the National Housing Development Authority (NHDA)
will provide Rs. 50,000 and roofing sheets for each of these houses
along with technical assistance and participation of householder
Under the guidance of Minister of Housing and Construction Ferial
Ashraff, the Ministry of Housing and Construction will co-ordinate this
Two hundred and fifty housing units will be constructed in the 12
districts under this programme and the construction of these houses will
commence on January 15.
The NHDA said they are planning to complete construction of these
houses by March 10 and the ownership of these houses will be handed over
to householders on March 18.
Based on the experiences of the above programme, the NHDA expects to
implement the 'Diri Sevana' programme in all districts from the second
week of February.