A programme is being launched to provide houses for nearly 1000 shanty dwellers in Colombo. Minister Wimal Weerawansa said that they are working according to the concept of “towns without shanties”.
The Minister said the Urban Development Authority gave housing assistance for a number of people who could not complete the construction of their houses.
He said that the Treasury has been requested to release the remaining funds necessary to complete the construction work. The Minister said he will meet the people who face this problem in Colombo today. He noted that this is one more step towards providing regular houses for the low income urban shanty dwellers.