Houses for IDPs from India
The Sri Lankan government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with India which will see them receive Indian Rupees 13.9 billion (£172 million; $264 million) to construct 49,000 housing units for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from the former war zone in the north of the country.
The grant assistance will take place across three phases. Phase One will see 38,000 new homes built in the north to accommodate the IDPs. In the second phase 5,000 homes will be repaired following war damage and in the third phase a further 6,000 homes will be constructed. Of the latter phase 4,000 of them will be in Central Province where a number of people working in the tea industry are from Indian origin.