Housing Carrots

From left: Dr. Fernando Im, Senior Country Economist for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, The World Bank, Hon. Eran Wickramaratne, State Minister, Ministry of Finance and Mass Media, Dr. W A Wijewardana, Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Prof. Indralal de Silva, Former (Chair) of Demography, University of Colombo, Prof. Amala de Silva, Department of Economics, University of Colombo at the panel discussion on "Demographic Change in Sri Lanka" moderated by Dr. Ramani Gunatilaka, International Centre for Ethnic Studies.

The government is kicking off a housing scheme for government officers in a bid to attract and keep the top quality administrative officers.
ldblquote We need to give additional incentives outside the salary to attract good people to government service
dblquote , Cabinet Spokesman G. L. Pieris said.rn

rnThe low cost housing units will range from Rs 500,000 to Rs 1.5 mn.rn

rnldblquote We will be starting this project with Malaysian support, Minister Pieris said. ldblquote They have expertise in building low cost housing.
dblquote rn

rnThe government says housing a serious problem for administrative officers serving in urban centers. The first of the housing projects will kick off from Galle.rn