Indian PM to estate housing beneficiaries in SL: ‘Your roots are in India; they have grown in Sri Lanka’

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By Yohan Perera

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing the beneficiaries of a housing project in Pundoluoya, said the Indian Housing Project in Sri Lanka with a grant of over US$ 350 million, was the largest of a number of projects built with Indian grant assistance in any country.   

He also recalled that out of the total commitment of 60,000 houses close to 47,000 houses have already been built by the Indian Government.  


The Indian Prime Minister said, “Your roots are in India, they have grown in Sri Lanka. You have not connected just two countries, but also touched the hearts and strengthened the hands of two great nations. Today, we are crafting a new future together, a new high in India-Sri Lanka friendship,” he said. 


“We are happy that India will be part of your journey towards land ownership. You have actively participated in building these houses. These are symbols of your sweat and toil. That is the success and uniqueness of the participatory owner-driven approach of the Indian Housing Project.These are not just physical structures, but realization of your dreams; not only your dreams but our dreams too! We have always dreamt of a peaceful, secure and prosperous future for Sri Lanka, where aspirations of all for growth and development are met,” he said.  

 

He also recalled that out of the total commitment of 60,000 houses close to 47,000 houses have already been built by the Indian Government.  


The Indian Prime Minister said, “Your roots are in India, they have grown in Sri Lanka. You have not connected just two countries, but also touched the hearts and strengthened the hands of two great nations. Today, we are crafting a new future together, a new high in India-Sri Lanka friendship,” he said. 


“We are happy that India will be part of your journey towards land ownership. You have actively participated in building these houses. These are symbols of your sweat and toil. That is the success and uniqueness of the participatory owner-driven approach of the Indian Housing Project.


These are not just physical structures, but realization of your dreams; not only your dreams but our dreams too! We have always dreamt of a peaceful, secure and prosperous future for Sri Lanka, where aspirations of all for growth and development are met,” he said. 

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