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Foundation Laying Ceremony to Construct Preschools

September 2013, Northern Province, Sri Lanka. Foundation stone laying ceremonies for the construction of two preschools took place at the Kandawalai DS Division in Killinochchi District on Tuesday 3rd September 2013. Key stakeholders of this programme including the District Secretary of Killinochchi District, Ms.Rupavathi Ketheeswaran, and the Divisional Secretary of Kandawalai DS Division, Mr.S.Mukunthan participated ...

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Sri Lanka’s draft National Housing Policy Open for Public Discussion

September 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Government of Sri Lanka introduced a draft National Housing Policy for public discussion at a ceremony held in Colombo, on the 6th of September 2013. Sri Lankans will now have the opportunity to submit their views on the policy, before it’s finalized by the lawmakers. The policy was presented ...

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Helping Returnee Families in the North with Sanitation Facilities

August 2013, Northern Province, Sri Lanka. The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in partnership with the International Non-Governmental Organisation, Soroptimist International Kagoshima (SIK) and the Rural Development Foundation (RDF) is supporting conflict affected families in Killinochchi and Mullaitivu Districts in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province to construct sanitation facilities in their homes. This water and ...

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Government of India partners with UN-Habitat to Reconstruct 16,800 Permanent Houses for Conflict Affected Families

13th July 2012, Colombo: The Government of India signed an agreement with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) to assist the reconstruction of 16,800 houses for conflict affected returnees in the Northern Province.  At a ceremony held at the Ministry of Economic Development, UN-Habitat and three other Implementing Agencies (IAs) signed agreements for the ...

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Eco-friendly home construction for returnees in Northern Sri Lanka

May 2013, Northern Province, Sri Lanka: UN-Habitat, one of the Implementing Agencies under the Indian Housing Project, is promoting eco-friendly construction techniques for homeowners in Sri Lanka’s conflict affected Northern Province as well as assisting with the reduction of construction costs with improved house designs. These eco friendly model houses are being constructed with the ...

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Eco-friendly home construction for returnees in Northern Sri Lanka

May 2013, Northern Province, Sri Lanka: UN-Habitat, one of the Implementing Agencies under the Indian Housing Project, is promoting eco-friendly construction techniques for homeowners in Sri Lanka’s conflict affected Northern Province as well as assisting with the reduction of construction costs with improved house designs. These eco friendly model houses are being constructed with the ...

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Australian Funding to Make More Sri Lankan Towns Resilient to Disasters

26 April 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Government of Australia is providing AUD 1,000,000 (LKR 130 million) to improve planning and community resilience in four disaster prone cities, Mullaitivu, Mannar, Vavuniya and Akkaraipattu. The latest funding is in addition to earlier Australian funding of AUD 1,000,000 in 2012 for disaster preparedness in the cities of ...

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Toolkit on School and Hospital Building Safety in South Asia

March 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Government representatives from Sri Lanka and the Maldives, professionals working in the construction sector, members of Professional Institutes and Non Governmental Organisations met recently at a workshop in Colombo to discuss the localisation of the “Tools for the Assessment of School and Hospital Safety for Multi-Hazards in South Asia”. The ...

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