It is the largest Indian assistance project in any country with a grant of over USD 350 million.
"I thank the Prime Minister Modi. He has kept the promise he made last year," Wickremesinghe said.
Some 404 houses were handed over at the central district of Nuwara Eliya.
Out of the 60,000 houses, close to 47,000 have been completed so far, Modi said, adding that the USD 350 million grant to build the houses was one of the largest grants by India in any country.
"Sri Lanka has been special for us, and it will remain special," Modi said.
Wickremesinghe, recalling the historical links between India and Sri Lanka, said Modi's suggestion today to establish direct air links between Colombo and Varanasi to facilitate pilgrims from Sri Lanka is most welcomed.
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