Affected families to be given UDA housing
By Thameenah Razeek
More than 40 families that are affected by the Buthgamuwa canal overflow during the monsoon season will be removed from their current dwelling and provided homes in the Urban Development Authority’s (UDA) housing projects for low-income earners.
Accordingly, the Cabinet has approved the removal of 42 families from the area.
In the meantime, the resettlement programme for families living in landslide-prone areas is on-going 14 districts, with 1,558 families resettled so far.
Even though there is no danger of landslides, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has recommended that families frequently afflicted by calamities such as coastal erosion, river erosion, and frequent flooding should be included in the relocation programme.