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India plays key role in providing addresses to upcountry Indian descendants: Srilankan govt

Srilankan government has said that India plays a key role in providing addresses to upcountry Indian descendant people with single houses, who have 200 years of history in this country and 150 years history of Tea manufacturing.

Minister for Upcountry New Villages Infrastructure and Community Development P.Digambaram in a message to mark the Independence Day said that Sri Lankan government is keen in providing single houses to upcountry people and the Indian government adds strength to that initiative by extending its support through Indian Housing Project.

He said providing 4,000 houses was completed successfully in the first phase . Following that success, Prime Minister Narendra Modi when visited Sri Lanka, met the upcountry people and promised for another 10,000 houses.

An agreement to this effect was signed recently and the efforts to construct ten thousand houses will commence shortly. This project will be extended to other parts of upcountry as well.

The minister said while India is celebrating its 73rd Independence anniversary, he wishes India to get more progress in its economy and the people to get blessed with prosperity and wish Sri Lanka and the Upcountry to receive more assistance.

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