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Semata Sevana not a dream: Sajith

The Semata Sevana housing programme is not a dream but a reality, said Housing and Constructions Minister Sajith Premadasa.

He was addressing the gathering at the distribution of funds for the Janasuwaya community water supply project at Magama in Tissamaharama.

The minister said he distributed Rs. 2,776,000 among the beneficiaries. He added that this was not the only community water supply project but several other such projects were implemented at Gonagamuwa, Nedigamwil and Ellegala. The minister said the third budget of the ‘Yahapalanaya’ regime was presented recently. A large sum of money was allocated for the Housing and Construction Ministry. As such, by 2025, housing for all citizens would be realized.

He said there is a sector of people who oppose the housing project for reasons unknown. It was the henchmen of the then rulers who obtained houses while those who did not have shelter did not get houses. The less fortunate, down trodden people who lived in slums did not get houses, he said. The minister said that a programme known as Sonduru Piyasa housing programme is being implemented by the Housing Development Authority.