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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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  • Gemunu Sunday, 01 July 2012 12:33 PM

    Poor people. They deserve all our help.

    Dammika Sunday, 01 July 2012 12:50 PM

    What are we talking in politics? Look at this. How much the govt. is wasting?

    Ling Sunday, 01 July 2012 01:57 PM

    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.

    aaa Sunday, 01 July 2012 02:09 PM

    These women should appreciated. They can carry two pots of water, one in hand and the other on head.

    dude Sunday, 01 July 2012 02:24 PM

    hope goverment find solution for this poor ppl

    Punisher Sunday, 01 July 2012 02:34 PM

    how come the government is not helping these poor people get access to clean drinking water?

    meranchi Sunday, 01 July 2012 03:45 PM

    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 .... ?

    asoka abeywardena Sunday, 01 July 2012 04:11 PM

    they badly need a jogging track...

    Jay Sunday, 01 July 2012 04:18 PM

    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 ....

    Andy Sunday, 01 July 2012 05:21 PM

    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.

    Ling Monday, 02 July 2012 09:50 AM

    How come a single drop got wasted if u r paying for it ...

    Dadoriya Sunday, 01 July 2012 05:55 PM

    And a new grand stand!

    AMG Sunday, 01 July 2012 06:27 PM

    Sixty million for Indian actresses for couple of days but look at here .... !

    Tintin Monday, 02 July 2012 01:18 AM

    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.

    ikiboy Monday, 02 July 2012 03:27 AM

    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.....

    LankanFellow Monday, 02 July 2012 03:41 AM

    heavy heart to see such a snap. Hope nature weeps soon to wipe their tears away.

    athula Monday, 02 July 2012 03:41 AM

    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.....

    enlightened Monday, 02 July 2012 03:42 AM

    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

    Expert Monday, 02 July 2012 03:59 AM

    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..

    ahmed Monday, 02 July 2012 04:37 AM

    Well said gentleman!!!We being the public cant do anything,but the fellows having the power and given responsibilities should concern about this...Sick of this country..

    Dadoriya Monday, 02 July 2012 05:00 AM

    Puttalama, just a stones throw from Colombo. Is it classified as a urban area under the UDA?

    chris abey Monday, 02 July 2012 05:05 AM

    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.

    Shanty man Monday, 02 July 2012 05:29 AM

    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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