Four families from the Chavakachcheri area in Jaffna have been given a new life thanks to a community initiative of the Commercial Bank.
Two of these families have received houses built on their own lands and the other two will receive their new houses later this year, the bank said.
Each house comprises of a living room, a large bedroom, a kitchen and a bathroom and has water supply and electricity. The project is carried out in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Army – 52 Division, based in Varany North which provided free labour and the technical expertise to construct the houses.
Richard Rodrigo, Co-ordinator of Commercial Bank’s CSR Trust said:
“This is a joint project of the bank’s CSR Trust and the employees of the Commercial Bank who collectively contributed over Rs 2.5 million to assist the internally displaced at a time when the IDPs were facing many hardships.”