US builds public market, bus station in Eastern Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrives with flowers to receive blessings at the Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple, Colombo, Sri Lanka on Wednesday 4 April 2018. On wednesday (4), Wickremesinghe survived a no-confidence motion in the Sri Lankan parliament with a 46 vote majority after a 12-hour debate with 122 MPs voted in his support while 76 MPs voting to remove the prime minister. (Photo by Tharaka Basnayaka/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

May 01, 2013 (LBO) – The United States has built a public market and bus station in Sri Batticaloa in Sri Lanka’s war torn Eastern Province which will help economic activities in the area, the American embassy in Colombo said. The newly constructed market and bus station in Pullumalai will help economic activities and also boost social integration among different ethnic communities, the US Embassy said.

The US Agency for International Development spent 60 million rupees (477,000 US dollars) in grant aid on the project. “In addition, the new bus station will provide communities in Pullumullai and neighboring areas with a swift transportation service for their daily needs.”

The market complex, with toilets and water supply, will allow the community to sell vegetables, fruits and fish as they did prior to a 30-year war, the statement said.

The bus station, as well as the newly renovated access roads will improve transportation, and help children travel q