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Sri Lanka celebrates World Habitat Day

4 October, 2020

Sri Lanka will celebrate World Habitat Day this year on Monday, October 5. ‘Housing For All - Better Urban Future’ is the theme for this year’s celebration.

Sri Lanka will mark the occasion tomorrow, Monday with the blessings of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the participation of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees on the invitation of State Minister Indika Anuruddha. The event is organised by the State Ministry of Rural Housing, Construction and Building Material and Industries Promotion.

The first World Habitat Day was celebrated in 1986. In 1985, the United Nations designated the first Monday of October every year as the ‘World Habitat Day’. The idea behind the move to celebrate was to reflect on the state of our cities and towns across the globe and underscore the importance of making every effort to ensure that all have adequate shelters, a basic human right.