Over 121, 000 affected by drought in Jaffna

6 June 2017 - 283   - 2

Over 121, 000 persons from 33, 000 families in the Jaffna district have been severely affected by the prevailing drought situation, Jaffna District Secretary N. Vedanayagam said.

According to the District Secretary, Kayts, Maradankaini, Karainagar, Sangilipaai, and Chelanai are among the places which have been severely affected by the drought. 

There are severe water shortages in Punkuduthivu and Mandathivu in Jaffna, with many water sources have already dried up. Many people have been forced to wait by the roadside hoping to collect some water. Action has been taken to provide people of these areas water with the aid of bowsers. 

However, Mr Vedanayagam acknowledged that should the rains continue to be delayed, the situation may get even worse. 

Story and Pix by Romesh Madushanka

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  Comments - 2

  • Sue Palmer Wednesday, 7 June 2017 02:40 AM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all in the North of Sri Lanka. May God send rain....and soon. The people there were a boon to us when we lived in Jaffna 2003 to 2005. We were blessed just by being there. S

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    bdcrictime Thursday, 8 June 2017 12:37 PM

    Everything is very open with a clear description of the issues. It was definitely informative. Your website is very useful. Thank you for sharing!

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