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India hands over 155 houses in Central Sri Lanka under its development programme 

Visuals of 155 houses built under the Indian Housing Project in central Sri Lanka. (Picture source: Indian high commission Sri Lanka) Photograph:( WION )

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 24, 2019, 10.20 PM (IST) Sidhant Sibal

India on Sunday handed over 155 houses built under the Indian Housing Project Bridwell Estate in Bogawantalawa, Hatton in the central province of Sri Lanka. Hatton is known as the tea capital of Sri Lanka and is known area is known for its plantation areas. 

The houses were handed over to beneficiaries jointly by Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe & Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu.

Out of 63,000 houses, India has committed to build under the project, 47,000 have already been constructed.

Speaking at the event Sri Lankan PM thanked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indian government's support for the development support extended to Sri Lanka.

Indian housing project

The Indian high commissioner said the Indian Housing Project in Sri Lanka with a grant of over $ 350 million is the largest Indian grant assistance project in any country abroad.

Indian Housing Project

In January India handed over 150 houses under the project in Nuwara Eliya District in Central Province.

Indian Housing Project

Indian Housing Project

The third phase of the Indian Housing Project involves the construction of 4000 houses in the Central and Uva Provinces of the country. The project was started in 2010 as part of post-conflict rehabilitation efforts.