People’s Leasing invested Rs 11 million on a public market complex in Thelijjawila. The public market which caters to an approximate consumer base of 48,000 in the locality was declared open by Senior Presidential Advisor Basil Rajapaksa, MP, Dullas Alahapperuma, Minister of Transport, W Karunajeewa, Chairman People’s Bank/People’s Leasing and D P Kumarage, Chief Executive Officer/General Manager People’s Leasing were present at the occasion.
It was noted that the market becomes a hive of activity twice a week on Thursday and Sunday of every week. About 185 vendors who sell fruits and vegetables, fish, clothing and other consumables and a consumer base of 6,500 per week are the direct beneficiaries of this investment.
People’s Leasing also invested in constructing a retention wall to minimise soil erosion effect, which is inevitable due to the natural water body flowing nearby and to ensure the sustainability of the project. The construction included all amenities including supply of drinking water and sanitary facilities.