Work on NECORD funded Veerachcholai housing project begins

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 28 March 2006, 02:50 GMT]
War affected families in Veerachcholai, a remote Tamil village in Navithanveli divisional secretariat division in Amparai district are to be provided with permanent houses under a project funded by the North East Community Restoration and Development (NECORD) programme within the next six months. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) funds NECORD. Mr.S.L.A.Careem, Deputy Director of NECORD in Amparai district laid the foundation stone for the housing scheme Monday, sources said.

The implementing agency of the project is Sareeram-Sri Lanka, a non-governmental organization, and each house will be constructed at a cost of two hundred and fifty thousand rupees, sources said.

Mr. M.Gopalaratnam, Navithanveli Divisional Secretary presided the event.

About 158 Tamil families are living in Veerachcholai. All houses in the village were destroyed in the war and people are living in makeshift huts without any basic facilities such as drinking water and road facilities.

The village is located about five km off Kalmunai. Navithanveli DS division consists 20 Grama Niladhari divisions. Veerachcholai is one of them. All villages in the DS division came into existence with the implementation of Gal Oya colonization scheme in 1962, sources said.

Mr.V.Jegatheesan, Assistant Divisional Secretary of Navithanveli and Mr.A.Logesparan of Sareeram-Lanka also participated in the foundation stone laying event, sources said.

 

Latest 15 Reports
26.07.16 23:38  
JUSU opposes police cases against Tamil students, SL military steps up surveillance
25.07.16 21:12   Photo
2009 genocide justice not going to come from UNP of 1983 pogrom: Shivajilingam
24.07.16 23:00   Photo
Saiva priests protest against Colombo constructing fishing jetty near Nakulesvaram temple
23.07.16 23:09  
Ethnic discrimination in student enrollment exposes reconciliation farce: Tamil academic
22.07.16 19:47   Photo
Tamil student leaders in Jaffna condemn SL Governor Cooray’s remarks in Colombo
21.07.16 01:26  
University engineers not learning lessons
21.07.16 00:21   Photo
Tamil politicians blame SL Military for enticing Sinhala students with triumphalist chauvinism
20.07.16 16:39   Photo
Tamil fishermen rise up against Colombo's move to permanently militarise Pa'l'li-munai in Mannaar
20.07.16 15:21   Photo
NPC demands CoI to go beyond criminal investigations on Jaffna University clash
19.07.16 23:15  
Sinhala-Tamil student clash in Jaffna exposes dangerous proportions of military occupation
18.07.16 18:01   Photo
‘SL President sanctioning 67-feet Buddha statue off Jaffna is act of aggression’
17.07.16 23:46  
Eastern University instructs assaulted Tamil student to attend investigations in Colombo
16.07.16 13:37   Photo
SL military-backed Sinhala students clash with Tamil students in Jaffna University
15.07.16 23:51   Photo
Encouraged by US appeasement, SL military strengthens genocidal grip on North
14.07.16 23:52  
SL Commander of 58 Division twists lists at Mullaiththeevu Magistrates’ Court
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=17596