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Families displaced by Deduru Oya Scheme resettled

Oct 14, 2010 11:31:02 AM - itnnews.lk

Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa has said that 900 families who be displaced as a result of the Deduru Oya Scheme will be provided alternative locations. He said they would settled in the Peter Weliwatte area in Ganewatte.

Addressing the weekly Cabinet news briefing, the Minister said that the Cabinet approved the granting of half an acre of land to each family, a 6,000 rupee living allowance for six months, the granting of an initial payment of 8,000 rupees in addition to the provision of facilities such as power and roads. The Minister added that it is desired to complete the resettlement work by next year.