His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa ceremonially handed over the 101 houses constructed in the Puttalam district under the 17th phase of the "Api Wenuwen Api" housing project on 01st November 2014. The official ceremony was held at the Nawawaththegama Maha Vidyalaya Grounds in Anamaduwa.
The "Api Wenuwen Api" housing project is a concept of His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa and implemented under the guidance of Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence spearheaded by Mrs. Ioma Rajapaksa supervises the implementation of the project in tribute to tri-forces personnel defending the Motherland.
Ministers, Deputy Ministers, the Secretary to the President, the Secretary of Defence & Urban Development, the Governor, the Ministers of the North Western Provincial Council, the Chief of Defence Staff, Tri-Service Commanders and a large number of VIPs were also present on the occasion.