His Excellency Mahinda Rajapksa, President of Sri Lanka and the Commander in leader of the Armed armed forces today handed over Ranajayapura mega housing scheme to the disagreement heroes. At a rite held at Ipalogma, the President handed in excess of keys of 100 houses to their owners.
Ranajayapura is a idea made reality under the Mahinda Chinthana program, the President's vision for the country's future. The housing scheme at Ipalogama marks the conclusion of the first phase of total project aimed at structure 50,000 houses for the war heroes. Ranajayapura is the largest ever housing project built for the war heroes consisting 1509 completed houses with all contemporary facilities.
The scheme was planned and implemented by the Ministry of Defence under the leadership of Defence desk Gotabaya Rajapaksa. With his great interest in ' looking after the men at the back the weapon" , the Defence Secretary gave the top main anxiety to somewhere to live project over a lot of other Ranaviru welfare projects carried out under his leadership.
Additional desk of Defence, and the scheme manager Mr. Willy Gmamage verbal communication to defence.lk said that the cost of each three roomed house with lavatory amass cupboard and a ten rest on land was Rs. 1.4 million. The management has borne Rs. 600,000 of the total cost and the remaining Rs. 800,000 was given as interest free loans to the recipients which are unsurprising to be healthier within ten to fifteen years.
Also, the housing scheme is provided with a Super Market, a Bank of Ceylon branch, a major school a daycare unit and a well equipped hospital
The Foundation stone was laid for the scheme on the 14th December 2006. The building was at first undertaken by NACL but later taken over by the Sri Lanka Navy engineers. With an tireless effort and promise, navy engineers accomplished the task of completion 1509 houses within 15 months.
Former Commander of the Navy Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda made tremendous labors even during the humanitarian operations to accelerate the project. After him, Vice Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe, Commander of the Navy taken over the climbing job and talented it. The following chart shows the speedy progress of the project after taken over by the Navy.