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Army builds houses for IDPs

Mar 14, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
A project to construct 680 houses for the displaced in Jaffna district is under way, said Security Forces Headquarters of Jaffna Commander Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe. Major General Hathurusinghe said the houses would be handed over to the IDPs before the Sinhala and Tamil New Year. He said the IDPs houses were built in their own plots. The Assistant Government Agent has to confirm the plot is owned by the IDP before the Army constructs the house. Major General Hathurusinghe said the houses were built completely by the Army with funds from well wishers. The Army provides sand, cement blocks and labour while well wishers provide cement, roofing sheets and timber.   www.dailynews.lk/2010/03/15/sec02.asp