Effects of drought trickles to other areas – residents of Kilinochchi suffer untold hardship

Effects of drought trickles to other areas – residents of Kilinochchi suffer untold hardship

Written by Bella Dalima

29 Aug, 2014 | 10:21 pm

Residents of Kilinochchi have also been facing the direct effects of the drought over the past ten months. They too are facing untold hardships as the wait for water seems longer each day.

The residents of the Ponnagar area in Kilinochchi have been severely affected by the drought. Officials have been working tirelessly to meet the water requirements of these people by providing them with water along the road from Ponnagar to east Akkarayan and periodically trying to meet their needs.

The lack of a drop of water in wells has also caused great stress to these residents.

Meanwhile, the people of Kebithigollewa are suffering the same fate as their fellows in Wellawaya. They too are spending their days at present with no hopes for the future.

Adding to the tragedy of the lack of water, these people now find themselves in dire need of food for sustenance. The people note that the divisional secretariat fills either one or two of the 1,000 litre water tanks placed in each village, once a week.

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