Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Defence.lk opens online payment gateway for Api Wenuwen Api fund

Defence.lk has opened an on line payment gateway for those who are willing to make contributions for the Api Wenuwen Api fund maintained by the Ministry of Defence , Public Security , Law and Order of Sri Lanka. The fund facilitates Api Wenuwen Api housing project aimed at building 50000 houses for the members of the armed forces.

The online payment facility has been set up as a result of requests made by Sri Lankan expatriates to have a trouble-free way to make their contributions. The Ministry of Defence with the co-operation of the Sampath Bank provides the secure payment facility on its official website www.defence.lk from today onwards.

The first phase of housing project is presently underway at Ipalogama in the Anuradhapura district. Construction works of 1620 houses have already been completed.

A house built under this projects costs 2.4 million rupees out of which 1 million is provided by the government while the rest is expected to be found through donations. The houses will be given to the security forces, personnel at a cost of 800,000 rupees each.

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