Ministry spends Rs 1,000 m to renovate Colombo flats
The Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities
Ministry has taken measures to renovate all flats in Colombo by spending
Rs 1,000 million.
Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common
Amenities Minister Wimal Weerawansa participates in a
ceremony to hand over the Maligawatte Flats renovated after
The ministry renovated Maligawatte Flats after 39 years. It was
handed over to the public by Construction, Engineering Services, Housing
and Common Amenities Minister Wimal Weerawansa on August 5.
Addressing the ceremony, Minister Weerawansa said the Maligawatte
Housing Complex was established in 1973 under the guidance of former
Housing Minister Peter Keuneman.
“Former President Ranasinghe Premadasa developed the housing complex.
The housing complex was not developed after this,” he said.
“The majority of residents of the Maligawatte Flats are UNP
supporters. People have the right to have their own political view, but
all are Sri Lankans. They are also dedicated people who render a service
for the country's development,” the minister said. Weerawansa said under
President Mahinda Rajapaksa's guidance, a number of neglected housing
complexes in Colombo have been renovated under the Mahinda Chinthanaya
Janasewana Nagamu Purawara Programme.
About 10,000 people live in 1,520 housing units of the Maligawatte
Housing Complex. The National Housing Development Authority spent Rs 280
million for the modernisation project of the housing complex which
includes carpeted roads and other facilities. All renovations are done
by theState Engineering Corporation.