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Mihindupura Housing Project-Kirulapana

Indian Housing Programme

          This is an aided housing programme implemented in North and Eastern Provinces. Financial assistance for the housing construction is provided by the Indian government and the total number of houses, expected to construct under this programme is 50,000. This housing construction is jointly implemented by the Non-Government Organizations, International organizations and National Housing Development Authority. The number of houses constructed by the National Housing Development Authority, under this programme is 6,000 Beneficiaries are being selected by the division Technical assistance, co - ordinating work as well as administration for the construction work is carried out under the construction work is carried out under the supervision of National Housing Development Authority.

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Jana Sevana Concept

         "Jana Sevana" is a living concept, although, priority is given for construction of houses, Janasevana is not mealy a programme for housing. The Janasevana Housing and Settlement Development Drive for one million housing was formulated at the end of 30 year prolong bloody war, making Sri Lanka towards a proud independent and sovereign state by providing housing facilities to all homeless families in the Island.

1.1 The background of the formulation of Jana Sevana National Housing and Settlement Development Drive for One Million Housing

1.1 (i)

Since independence in 1948, the successive governments have taken many efforts to fulful the housing needs in Sri Lanka.  But it was impossible to secure expected result on these efforts. What ever talk in political arena, the problem for housing in Sri Lanka seriously worsened rapidly. It is experienced that the problem for housing was not talk about a major problem in Sri Lanka. However after the unexpected Tsunami catastrophe in Sri Lanka in 2004, it was created a new atmosphere to focus the immediate attention on the housing problem of this country.

1.1 (ii)

Under this circumstance special attention was focused on housing and it had been  estimated that the total shortage of houses in Sri Lanka as One Point Two  Million. The houses lost due to the  devastation of Tsunami catastrophe also included to this figure. Under the Tsunami rehabilitation plan measures had been taken to construct considerable amount of houses with the assistance of local and foreign contributions.

1.1 (iii)

After reconstruction of Tsunami devastated houses it has been estimated the number of housing requirement in Sri Lanka was about One Million. In this context, formulation of a housing programme for the next five year is emphasized.

1.1 (iv)

As a result the Jana Sevana housing and Settlement Development Drive for One Million housing has been formulated to meet the growing demand for housing.


1.2 What is Jana Sevana Housing and Settlement Development Drive for One Million Housing means?


1.2 (i)

It is a national drive for the construction of One Million houses, towards building a self reliance nation, through providing  housing facilities to one million poor families within next five years from  2011 – 2015.

1.2 (ii)

The  'Jana Sevana' Housing and Settlement Development Drive for One Million Housing is specially designed enabling to flow the benefit of the programme to all groups in