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Housing projects for war heroes

Homes will be provided for the police officers who had become victims of terrorism in the past. This will be done as a gratitude for the sacrifices the war heroes made in the battlefield. Beliatta has been selected as the location of the first set of houses of this project as a tribute to President Mahinda Rajapaksa who led three armed forces towards the victory, President of the Police Seva Vavintha Unit, Attorney-At-Law Anoma Goonetileke told the Daily News'.

She said 15 houses to be built under this project and the first three houses will be built at Beliatta and the foundation stones were laid for those houses on the same day the LTTE leader V.Prabhakaran was killed.

The construction work of those three houses have already been completed and they will be handed over to the war heroes before the end of August by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Another three houses to be built at Meerigama and three more houses will be constructed at Trincomalee under the same housing project.

The houses to be built at Trincomalee will be distributed among three war heroes belong to the three ethnicities.

Each house to be built under this project costs around Rs.600,000/-. All 34 branches of the Police Seva Vanitha Unit will do the coordination and assist this program. A land of one acre will be distributed among the police officers who do not have even a small land for themselves, she said.

The Police Seva Vanitha Unit has organized a cultural show on August 1 at 6.30 pm at Elphinston Theatre, Maradana under the patronage of First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa to raise funds for this housing project. Young male and female police officers in the Police Department who have come from all parts of the country will present this show.

Many reputed commercial establishments including the National Lotteries Board, Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel, Bank of Ceylon, Commercial Bank, Pan Asia Bank have come forward to sponsor this show. The show gives an opportunity for the youth in the Police Department to show their talents in the field of performing arts.

The Police Seva Vanitha Unit welcomes assistance from the private sector for its hospital upgrading project.

Under this project Kundasale hospital is to be upgraded. Assistance is required immediately to provide mobile x-ray machine which costs around Rs.4 million.

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