The government has commenced a housing project to build one million houses under the National Housing Project.
The Janasevana Housing Project initiated by the Housing, Construction and Engineering Services Ministry was launched by President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Mihindu Pura in Kirulapone, Colombo.
Under the Janasevana Housing Project one million houses are to be constructed within five years.
The Mihindu Pura housing complex is to be completed within two years.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, President Rajapaksa said the government has never ignored the needs of the people.
He has said the government would do everything in its power to build a strong nation.