On 26th April 2017 1st phase of payments for the construction of new houses at a cost of Rs. 905,000/= each, from Provincial Specific Development Grand funds (PSDG) of the Chief Minister’s Ministry, Northern Province were made at a function chaired by Mrs.V.Ketheeswaran, Secretary, Chief Minister’s Ministry at Chief Minister’s Ministry conference hall.
The Chief Minister Justice C.V.Wigneswaran handed over the cheques for the payment officially at this function.
The housing assistance was granted to women headed families, war affected families and the families living below poverty line, identified from all the 5 districts from Northern Province.
Fourteen (14) beneficiaries received Rs.150,000/= each on account of first phase payment These payments are to be made in five instalments. Out of the total cost of Rs.905,000/= the Chief Minister’s contribution is Rs.850,000/= per house.
The other officials from the Chief Minister’s Ministry who were present at function were Mr.S.Sivapala Director of planning, Mr.P.Jeyarajah Chief Accountant, Mr.P.Srivarnan Assistant Secretary and Mr. J.Lawrance Administrative Officer.