Jul 14, 2019

CBK asks Sajith where he got funds to build houses

"These house are beautiful. From where did you get the money?",fourth Executive President of the country, Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, who attended the opening ceremony of a housing scheme for the first time, has questioned Sajith Premadasa, Minister of Housing and Construction.

She made this inquiry at the opening ceremony of 'Ranindugama' village at Ranpokunugama, Attanagalla. It is said that 24 houses have been built in the village which is the 213th housing scheme completed with the funds provided by India.

Responding to Chandrika's question, Sajith has said, “ thanks to my international relations".

He has said that while others have taken loans with extremely high interest rates, they have offered him Rs. 1.2 million as a full grant for his housing project.

Sajith accepts Chandrika's request

Premadasa had inspected an old housing scheme in Veynagoda, in which 94 working families live,on Chandrika's request before they visited the Ranindugama housing facility.

It is reported that President Maithripala Sirisena also visited the area during the Presidential Election campaign.