Last Updated : 25-07-2014 03:14

 
 

Drought in Puttalam

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The prolong drought has affected a large population in the Puttlam district. Thousands of people are facing hardship for want of drinking water. Anamaduwa, Navagattegama, Mahakumbukkadawala, Wanathawiluwa, and Mundalama areas are the worst affected. Tanks, village water courses and garden wells have run dry compelling the people to go in search of water to distant areas. Pix by Hiran Priyankara Jayasinghe












 
 

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-1+38 # Gemunu 2012-07-01 18:03
Poor people. They deserve all our help.
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-1+40 # Dammika 2012-07-01 18:20
What are we talking in politics? Look at this. How much the govt. is wasting?
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-1+30 # Ling 2012-07-01 19:27
I dont know those shanty dwellers in Colombo can see these pictures where water is so precious n yet these shanty dwellers just let the "free" tap water running without any concern.
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-1+2 # Shanty man 2012-07-02 10:59
Yest because you see it. Without seeing how much water is wasted in bungalows and so called your houses.

Do not look at others look at yourself.
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-1+0 # Ling 2012-07-02 15:20
How come a single drop got wasted if u r paying for it ...
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-1+23 # aaa 2012-07-01 19:39
These women should appreciated. They can carry two pots of water, one in hand and the other on head.
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-1+21 # dude 2012-07-01 19:54
hope goverment find solution for this poor ppl
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-1+24 # Punisher 2012-07-01 20:04
how come the government is not helping these poor people get access to clean drinking water?
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-0+20 # meranchi 2012-07-01 21:15
politician flick large chunk of money from the public fund others who will take care of them, only need their vote begging with lot of promise now .... ?
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-5+15 # asoka abeywardena 2012-07-01 21:41
they badly need a jogging track...
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-1+4 # Dadoriya 2012-07-01 23:25
And a new grand stand!
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-1+20 # Jay 2012-07-01 21:48
Can't believe this ... never thought I would see pics like this in our land ... sad ... While things like this happen, politicians are blowing up on useless things ... go figure ... Time for them to open up their eyes ....
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-0+7 # Andy 2012-07-01 22:51
Our government is wasting hundreds of billions on building international ports, international airports, expressways, cricket stadiums, luxurious five star hotels, sky scrapers etc but it can't even provide clean water to its people. The wonder of Asia.
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-0+5 # AMG 2012-07-01 23:57
Sixty million for Indian actresses for couple of days but look at here .... !
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-0+6 # Tintin 2012-07-02 06:48
Thank you sincerely DM photographer for walking the ' Road less travelled ' to capture these pictures and posting it for all of us. My heart breaks to see the women and children suffering. But the partying will go on in Lanka...and these stories... soon forgotten.
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-1+4 # ikiboy 2012-07-02 08:57
AllahuAkbar....look at this......our politicians living luxuriosly here at the cost of these people.....sad to see these pictures.....May Allah (swt) grant them the releif.....
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-0+4 # athula 2012-07-02 09:11
In addition to these areas Nikawaratiya area is also affected. When the drought id Hamabantota treatments are so quick. But now it is totally ignored.....
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-0+4 # LankanFellow 2012-07-02 09:11
heavy heart to see such a snap. Hope nature weeps soon to wipe their tears away.
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-0+6 # enlightened 2012-07-02 09:12
Drought, inflation, Dengue, unemployment, breakdown of law and order etc..... who cares? We are concerned about building viharas, changing the road names, blasting tamil nadu polticians, making controversial and racial remarks in public thus keeping the LTTE issues alive
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-2+2 # ahmed 2012-07-02 10:07
Well said gentleman!!!We being the public cant do anything,but the fellows having the power and given responsibilitie s should concern about this...Sick of this country..
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-0+5 # Expert 2012-07-02 09:29
The areas mentioned above generally don't receive much rainfall throughout the year. A long term plan has to be developed to bring relief .
In the meantime, the media should continue to highlight this so that the Govt's attention is drawn..
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-0+2 # Dadoriya 2012-07-02 10:30
Puttalama, just a stones throw from Colombo. Is it classified as a urban area under the UDA?
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-1+4 # chris abey 2012-07-02 10:35
Look at how are women are suffering in these areas.So sad for them.You think the government does not see this.?They just look the other way.
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