Drought affects 15,790

11 September 2016 12:23 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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More than 15,790 individuals (4781 families) are facing a severe shortage of drinking water due to drought conditions in Polonnaruwa district.

The villages of Sinhapura, Monarathenna Welikanda, Magulpokuna and Mahindagama in the Welikanda division and, Diulana, Sinharajapura and Pudur in the Thamankaduwa divisions are the worst affected.

Asst. Director of the Disaster Management Unit said the divisional secretaries of the affected areas had taken steps to provide water with bowsers until conditions changed for the better. (K.G.Karunaratne)

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  • Sonali Sunday, 11 September 2016 02:21 PM

    We are building highways across the country but people in these areas don't even have one of the basic human needs of water in times of drought. Maybe it's time we got some of our priorities straightened out.

    usaguy Sunday, 11 September 2016 04:03 PM

    private TV channels and so many others are boasting over the air papers about providing drinking water to the poor villages. this village should have been the first. via DM Android App

    Selvyn Sunday, 11 September 2016 05:31 PM

    Govt ought to consider this basic need of providing water for agriculture. Its inevitable but should find a way via DM Android App

    Chandita Sunday, 11 September 2016 05:35 PM

    No amount of money is going to bring rainfall .And Aldo the moragahakanda projects are for increased irrigation in those areas. Further if there's no rain and people can't even grow food there one day, then the highways are east will help them receive food supplies regularly to prevent starvation.

    ama Monday, 12 September 2016 05:50 AM

    please renovate existing dams built by ancient leaders.

    Leo Monday, 12 September 2016 07:20 AM

    Will the president take steps to help the people of his home town via DM Android App


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