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30,000 houses for tsunami affected by Red Cross PDF Print E-mail
220 million US $ have been spent by the Sri Lankan Red Cross to build 30,000 houses, upgrade healthcare centers, revamp water supply and drainage facilities in villages devastated by the tsunami since 2004.

Speaking to the media, chairman Technical Support Unit Tissa Abeywickrama said “"The tsunami was an unparalleled challenge to the Red Cross movement in Sri Lanka, which is now progressing well".

The Red Cross has spent US $ 39 million to build and upgrade 80 healthcare centers, US$60 million on water supply and drainage projects especially in the tsunami affected areas US $ 122 million on houses, and US$ 1.5 million to construct 10 schools in those areas.

Sri Lanka Red Cross has 6,500 active members and a total of 100,000 members who have undertaken several welfare projects throughout the country to enhance the living standards of people.

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