Govt Spends Rs. 200 Million To Repair Damaged Properties In Aluthgama

Ministry of Defence has stated that the government is spending up to Rs. 200 million rupees in the repair and reconstruction of the homes and shops damaged by the violence in the Aluthgama area a few months ago.

The restoration work is done by the Sri Lankan Army under the supervision of Commander of Security Forces in Western Province Major General Ubhaya Medawela.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who visited Beruwala and Aluthgama following violent clashes, instructed authorities to expedite reconstruction in the area.

The total number of homes damaged or destroyed was 203 and 84 shops also suffered the same fate. Restoration work has been completed in 56 homes and 16 shops. The work in the rest of the homes and shops is currently being carried out.

Violence in Aluthgama and adjoining areas broke out after the tense situation which arose following an alleged attack on a Buddhist monk and a Bodu Bala Sena rally in the area. There were attacks from June 15 to 17. The violence claimed several lives and damaged or completely destroyed many homes and shops.

 

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