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Several areas impacted by the prevailing drought

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By ITN News Editor September 18, 2018 19:02

Several areas impacted by the prevailing drought

People in several areas in the island are facing immense difficulties following the severe drought that is being experienced.

People of many villages in the Anuradhapura District are facing a severe water shortage and also a shortage of food. All tanks and canals in areas such as Namalpura, Maithrigma and Halmillawewa have dried up. People who earn their livelihoods from the Agricultural Industry and Dairy Farming are encountering immense difficulties due to a shortage of water. They are trying their best to meet their water needs by digging holes in dried up tanks.

The people of Perikulama Mailagas wewa villages in the Mihintale area are confronting dire difficulties due to the drought. The kidney disease prevailing in the area has aggravated as they are unable to meet their drinking water needs. Many in the Mailagaswewa village have been identified as kidney patients.

Meanwhile, around one thousand families in the Bandokkayaya area in Embilipitiya have been rendered helpless due to the lack of drinking water. They have to trod several miles in search of water. They find their water from a private pipe located at a very long distance.

Several water resources in the Vavuniya District have dried up following the drought situation. They too have to travel a long distance in search of water. Many of them have contracted the kidney and other diseases due to a shortage of water. The people are calling for the provision of a filter machine to obtain water.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 18, 2018 19:02
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