The 'Ranaviru Gammanaya' or loosely translated as 'Village for War heroes' in Ipalogama, Anuradhapura district is a social housing project. The site is located in the “dry” zone of north-central Sri Lanka. The Master Plan and Design of individual houses and other facility buildings such as Pre-School, Shopping Complex, Gymnasium, Bank etc. Built by the Ministry of Defence in cooperation with the Bank of Ceylon, is a housing scheme for military families, the project consists of 1620 housing units. The theme of the project was to build community through an emphasis on architecture, a highly efficient road network along with green alleys among the houses, the housing scheme is provided with necessary infrastructure facility to promote social sustenance in the scheme. Special emphasis was given to thermal comfort in the setting, through the zoning of activities and landscaping. The strategic approach to settlement planning and housing unit design, in consideration of microclimatic impacts is an exemplary feature of the project.