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India-built houses for plantation workers mark a new high in ties with Sri Lanka: Modi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

said the handing over of houses built by in for Indian-origin people marked a new high in relationship between the two neighbours.

Attending the ceremony via video link, the said has kept its promise made to the people of

Sri Lankan was present at the ceremony at Dunsinane estate, Nuwara Eliya, along with ministers and Indian officials.

today handed over the first lot of houses built for Indian-origin people in Sri Lanka's tea plantation areas.

India had committed 60,000 houses, out of which 47,000 are ready, under the 'innovative Indian housing project', said.

"Your roots are in India, they have grown in You have not just connected two countries, but also strengthened the hands of two great nations.... We are crafting a new future, a new high in India- Sri Lanka friendship," told the gathering.

He said that at 350 million USD, it is one of the biggest grant assistance projects of India anywhere in the world.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 18:35 IST