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    President to open three more housing complexes on Nov.21 and Dec.2

    November 19, 2014
    Families living in under-served settlements in Colombo will be vested with three morer multi-unit high-rise residential housing complexes to mark  President Mahinda Rajapaksa's 69th birthday. 
    Accordingly, President Mahinda Rajapaksa will hand over to the ownership of the public living in tenements the housing complexes "Sirimuthu Watta" in Edirisinghe Watta consisting of 564 houses, "Laksanda Sevana" in Kolonnawa Salamulla consisting of 216 houses and "Muwadora Uyaya" with 872 houses on November 21 and December 2 respectively.
    The housing complexes have been completed by the Urban Development Authority (UDA) as part of its ongoing program to relocate tenement settlements in the city under the Urban Regeneration Project.

    Each housing unit is valued at Rs 8 million. Each unit has a space of over 450 square feet, two bedrooms, living area, a veranda, a kitchen and sanitary facilities. The Government has constructed sports grounds, children's parks, road networks and community halls for each housing scheme. (KH)

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