“Ashokapura” at Maningala, Nattandiya in Puttalam District is the 43rd model village vested in the public under the New Village Reawakening Programme. This village was inaugurated by Hon. Ranil Wickramasinghe, the Premier at the invitation of Hon.Sajith Premadasa, Minister of Housing and Construction on 18.10.2017.
The construction activities of this village consisted of 98 new housing units were begun on 18th May 2016. The National Housing Development Authority has given housing loans at low interest to the beneficiaries and this is also a village constructed under the Community Participatory Housing Development Programme.
The total extent of this village is 10 acres. Every housing unit in this village has an area of 20 perches in extent. It has been provided with clean water, electricity, formally constructed access and an internal road system. The total sum spent for the village was Rs.76.35 Million. In the ceremony of entrusting the “Sandaresgama” model village to the public, housing titles were made available to 98 recipient families of housing.