Re-awakening project to cost over Rs 703 m
The Re-awakening project launched under the Nation Building and
Estate Infrastructure Ministry has undertaken initiatives to develop
livelihood and infrastructure development activities at a cost of Rs
703.22 with World Bank assistance in the Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa,
Moneragala and Puttalam districts, Project Director P. H. Sugathadasa
This project has provided finance assistance for 28,439 families
living in 100 conflict affected villages with the least facilities in
This program will help people living in these villages to develop
infrastructure facilities such as drinking water, minor irrigation
tanks, roads, drainage lines and other essential facilities needed by
them, he added.
This project has given top priority to upgrade livelihood development
activities of people living in these villages, he said.
The project has also created an awareness among the people about
self-building of their capacity, credit discipline, and skill
development to wean away from a dependence syndrome which they have been
used for the past many years due to war situation in these areas, he
These people have formed their own village development organization,
micro finance sub-committees and self help groups to launch different
community development projects and livelihood development programs with
no out side contractors or other parties interfering, he noted.