President visits Kanugahawewa Renovation Project
The Kanugahawewa Renovation Project, which came to life as a result of the Gama Samaga Pilisandara programme, conducted by President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa at Kanugahawewa village in Kebithigollewa, saw the completion of its first phase on 4 April.
The Kanugahawewa Village is home to 314 families and approximately 942 civilians. Based on the needs there the renovation of the Kanugahawewa Abinawarama Viharaya, the Primary Vidyalaya, Halmillawetiya Vidyalaya, houses for those who cannot afford to build them on their own and many other development projects were undertaken by the Sri Lanka Air Force.
This was a project taken over by the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana in line with the 70th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) celebrated this year.
The President entrusted the responsibility of identifying the needs in the area and the task of submitting the plans in this regard to the Chief Incumbent of the village temple, the Divisional Secretary and the Chairman of the Pradeshiya Sabha and the Grama Niladhari.
President Rajapaksa, who arrived in Kanugahawewa, first visited the Abhinawarama Temple and engaged in religious observances. Later the President called on the Chief Incumbent of the temple. The President inspected the construction site of the proposed temple, the newly constructed Bodhigaraya and the Awasageya as well as the completed bell tower.
President Rajapaksa who visited the Kanugahawewa Primary School premises handed over the keys of 12 newly built houses and the Teachers’ Quarters to the owners of the respective houses and the Principal.
The SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit donated school uniforms and equipment to the children. The President also inspected the playground at Kanugahawewa Primary School. (TR)