The new Laggala environment-friendly town which was relocated as a green town will be opened by President Maithripala Sirisena today. The old Laggala town had to be relocated as it was inundated by the waters of Kalu Ganga reservoir.
Therefore Laggala town has been relocated to a safer and more convenient place which has more facilities for dwelling and enterprises. The government has set up 23 government institutions in the new town. The constructions of most of these institutions have been completed.
The government has spent 4,500 million rupees for constructing the new Laggala environment-friendly town. Over 3,000 families who lost their homes due to the Kalu Ganga project have been relocated in the new Laggala green town and its suburbs. The President will open the new hospital and the secondary school in Laggala town.
Today will mark the 4th year completion of office by President Maithripala Sirisena. The all night Pirith chanting ceremony in connection was held last night which was aired through National Service of SLBC.