Sri Lanka Army

Defenders of the Nation

Thirty New Houses for War Heroes from 'Api Wenuwen Api'

Another 30 houses constructed under 'Api Wenuwen Api' fund in Kegalle district were given ownership to war heroes today (17th March).

The main event was held under the patronage of H.E. President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Meeduma Sri Sumangala Vidyalaya in Kegalle district.

Leading Transport Assistant of SL Navy, ATK Bandara received the keys to his new house from the Chief Guest the President.

Today, 26 war heroes of the Sri Lanka Army and 4 war heroes of the Sri Lanka Navy received keys of their new houses.

The "Api Wenuwen Api" housing project is a concept of HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa and operates under the close guidance and instructions 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 closely supervises the implementation of the project.

So far, in 7 phases houses were handed over to war heroes by HE the President in 11 districts.
Districts        Handed over date
Kandy   07/01/2010
Kurunegala 09/05/2010
Matara 18/12/2010
Hambantota 18/12/2010
Monaragala 25/06/2011
Badulla 25/06/2011
Galle 20/08/2011
Ampara 19/10/2011
Baticoloe 19/10/2011
Trincomalee 19/10/2011
Kalutara 24/12/2011

Religious leaders,President Secretary Mr.Lalith Weerathunga, Secretary Defence Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Chairperson of the Defence Ministry's Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Ioma Rajapaksa, Chief Minister Sabaragamuwa Province Mahiepala Herath, Telecommunication and IT Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya and Governor of Sabaragamuva province Mr.V.J.M Lokubandara were also presented for the occasion.

The donation of houses under the "Api Wenuwen Api" fund will be a tribute to war heroes to appreciate their priceless services rendered towards the nation in ending terrorism. Anyone who wishes to contribute for this noble project can make their contributions to the following Account Numbers.

Bank of Ceylon Ac No: 704000, Sampath Bank Ac No. 704000 and Ac No: 092960000600 and Peoples Bank Ac No: 204-1-001-7-0000323. (Courtesy: MoD)