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Sri Lanka: Japanese aid for community development

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The Japanese Government has granted 20.4 million rupees for three livelihood projects in Trincomalee, Anuradhapura, and Hambantota Districts. It will immensely help the day to day lives of resettled and rural communities.

The Japanese Embassy in Colombo said the 'Project for Conflict Affected Community Uplift' for the Trincomalee District, was granted 10.5 million rupees. It is planned to build multi-purpose community development centers and agricultural and drinking wells.

The project to be implemented by the Association of Social Activities Development Sri Lanka will improve the livelihood of 750 resettled families, enhancing the welfare of the targeted communities. Another 5.4 million rupees to build agro-wells in drought affected areas in Anuradhapura District. The Women's Development Society will construct 15 wells for agriculture in Mahabulankulama Divisional Secretary Division to enable all year around cultivation.

A project to restore dry fish production empowering women in the targeted communities in the Hambantota District will receive 4.5 million rupees. Ambassador of Japan Kunio Takahashi inked the three grant contracts with the representatives of the respective project implementing organization at the Embassy.