Ampara faces severe drought

A severe drought prevails in the Ampara district affecting thousands of people.

Several highland areas and re-settlement villagers in the Ampara district are experiencing a severe drinking water problem due to the ongoing drought.

Tanks and wells in the area have run dry. Home gardens, fields and grasslands are scorched. As a result, the livelihood of the people is also affected.

The water level of D.S. Senanayake Samudraya at Inginiyagala, Ampara, is very low.

On the orders of the Disaster Management Ministry, drinking water in various affected areas is being distributed by the Divisional Secretariat. Consumers are provided water every other day. They however request that drinking water be made available every day. Water in browsers is being supplied to the affected areas in the Ampara district, a DS official said.

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