Fifty three projects have been launched in Ampara during the past five years at the cost of 90 billion rupees.
Minister Basil Rajapaksa revealed this at the Ampara District Development Committee meeting. The Minister said that the expenses were incurred for the implementation of highways, irrigation, agriculture, education, water supply and housing projects. Ampara District Secretary Sunil Kannangara said that it has benefited nearly 625 thousand people. A development plan has been drawn for 2010 covering all villages in the Ampara District . During the past 5 years the maximum amount of 29.36 billion rupees was spent on agriculture. The government has spent 28.9 billion rupees for the fertilizer concession. The government has spent 46,000 rupees for the fertilizer concession on each farmer. 25.52 billion rupees has been spent on 600 projects to solve the drinking water problem. Minister Basil Rajapaksa has decided to grant the arrears of 120 million rupees required for the Samurdhi development and Gama Neguma programmes. A number of Parliamentarians and Ministers participated in the occasion.