Minister thanks State banks
Resettlement Deputy Minister Vinayagamoorthi Muralitharan thanked all
State banks for the support given to the Eastern people to uplift their
living standards, in particular the facilities given to repair houses of
the resettled people.
He was addressing a function held at the Unichcheya Tamil Mixed
School in Batticaloa where grants were distributed in line with the
bankers Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR).
Both People's bank and Bank of Ceylon granted Rs 3 million each under
their CSR projects. They donated material for the construction of houses
and furniture and also distributed milch cows, school bags and
Fisheries and livestock industries loan facilities worth Rs 24
million were given at low interest rates to empower self-employers in
This project was a concept of Economic Development Minister Basil
Rajapaksa. In line with this project, 180 repaired houses were handed
over to the people by the Deputy Minister. The coordinator and the raw
material supplier of the project was the Sarvodaya Foundation.