Floods in the South, Drought in the North

31 May 2017 11:04 am - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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In stark contrast to the torrential rains experienced in as many as seven districts of the Southern parts of the country, the Disaster Management Centre said that more than 440,500 people in the northern peninsula were adversely affected due by the severe drought that had persisted over a long period of time.

Officers in charge of these centres said that some 130,243 families of 670 Grama Seva Divisions were badly affected by the prevailing drought.

It was revealed that more than 125,000 people had been affected in the Jaffna District, about 85,000 in the Mannar District, 80,000 in the Kilinochchi District, 75,000 in Mullaitivu District and more than 85,000 in the Vavuniya District. (By Romesh Madushanka)

  Comments - 3

  • Appu Wednesday, 31 May 2017 12:27 PM

    and polititians getting more luxury cards and even own private helicopters via DM Android App

    Do-soon2 Wednesday, 31 May 2017 12:51 PM

    Do not build houses in mountains. Settle them in new areas to do agriculture.Do not wait until next disaster. Ask people not to do pikatin(demonstration) by closing roads.

    Do-soon3 Wednesday, 31 May 2017 12:53 PM

    Appoint Malwatu , Asgiri Mahanayakas , Cardinal Ranjith, Hindu Islam clergy to unite all by a new cabinet religious sub committee unit with administrative powers above the cabinet with President, prime-minister, opp. leader, JVP leader , JO leader . Do not delay this.


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