Sri Lanka Medical Association of North America (SLMANA)
yesterday handed over 40 houses constructed for the tsunami
affected fishermen in the Payagala South.
This new project named the ‘Long Island Fishing
Village’ was built at a cost of Rs. 20 million donated by the
SLMANA with good quality building materials with other
Better Homes and Gardens Kotugoda (Pvt.) Ltd.
Managing Director and the Designer of Long Island Fishing
Village Dr. Seba Jayamaha told The Island Financial Review that
SLMANA wanted to help the motherland in building houses for the
needy. "The donations were made by Doctors, other professionals
and volunteers for this worthy cause. Though these houses are
constructed at very low costs, it doesn’t mean low quality. We
have used Teak, Mahogany, and Hora timbers for doors, window
frames, window slashes, and the roof," he said.
Each house was built at a cost of Rs. 500,000/-
and was distributed among clearly identified families in the
Payagala South area.
"We got the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic
Resource to prepare a list of the fishing families which were
affected by the tsunami and narrowed the list with the help of
Grama Niladaris and Assistant Government Agent in this
Dr. Jayamaha added.