Under the ninth phase of the 'Api Wenuwen Api' project for war heroes, 43 houses completed in Polonnaruwa district were given ownership today (26th May) in the presence of H.E. the President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The main event was held at the Bakamuna Central College ground at Polonnaruwa this afternoon at 02.00.
Airman G.E.M.P Ekanayake of Sri Lanka Air Force at Elahera, Karandhagolla, received the keys to his house ceremonially from the Chief Guest of the event President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The Ministry of Defence has launched the Api Wenuwen Api housing project with the aim of uplifting the living standard of war heroes and their families by assisting them to build their own houses. This project is being conducted under the guidance and close supervision of Secretary Defence Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Chairperson of the Defence Ministry's Seva Vanitha Unit Mrs. Ioma Rajapaksa to build 700 new houses island wide for veteran war heroes.
At the event 29 war heroes of the Army, 06 from the Navy and 08 war heroes from Air Force received keys for their new houses from the President.
So far the project has completed eight phases and the following numbers of houses were completed and given ownership to war heroes in following districts.
|Matara & Hambantota
|Monaragala & Badulla
|Ampara, Batticaloa & Trincomalee
Secretary to the President, Hon Ministers of Parliament, Secretary Defence Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Chief of Defence Staff, Commanders of armed forces, Governor North Central Province and Senior officers of armed forces were also present at the occasion.
Philanthropists interested to be engaged in this noble project can make their contributions to the following Account Numbers.
Bank of Ceylon Ac No: 704000, Sampath Bank Ac No. 704000 and Ac No: 092960000600 and Peoples Bank Ac No: 204-1-001-7-0000323. (Courtesy: www.defence.lk