President Maithripala Sirisena handed over the new Laggala green city today which was constructed to replace the old Laggala city that was submerged as a result of the Moragahakanda-Kalu Ganga multi-purpose irrigation project.
The new Laggala city was constructed near the Kalu Ganga reservoir to fulfill the needs of the families displaced by the submerging of the old city under the Moragahakanda-Kalu Ganga project. More than 3000 families from 25 Grama Sevaka divisions were removed and resettled in the Laggala new city.
The new Laggala town has been constructed with an investment of Rs. 4.5 billion.
The entire town spanning 75 acres comprises a new Police Station, a Unit Management Office, A cooperative Building Complex, a Pradeshiya Sabha building, a Divisional Secretariat, peoples fair and a pubic market complex. The new Laggala town also has a new bus stand and a Post Office as well as 26 state institutions including banks and financial institutions. (Colombo Gazette)