India and Sri Lanka have signed a MoU to develop a village in Anuradhapura District (in Sri Lanka) at a cost of 30 crores Sri Lankan rupees. The village in the name of a famous Buddhist monk Sobitha Thero, envisages construction of 153 new houses, a multi-purpose community building, internal water supply system and renovation of monk’s quarters & library.
The project is in line with Government of Sri Lanka’s policy of rehabilitation of rural villages for economic development. It will benefit 153 families residing in the village.
Important Takeaways from Above News-
- Mr. Taranjit Singh Sandhu is the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka.
- Maithripala Sirisena is the President of Sri Lanka.
Source- New on AIR