300 houses to be constructed in Madhu Church area

India has agreed to provide Rs. 300 million to build 300 houses in the vicinity of the Madhu Church in Mannar, for the use of devotees and tourists, the government said yesterday.

The Memorandum of Understanding between the Governments of Sri Lanka and India for the construction of the houses, submitted by Christian Religious Affairs Minister John Ameratunga, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers on Tuesday, Cabinet Spokesman and Lands and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Gayantha Karunathillake told a news conference at the Information Department.

( ZJ )

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