Gammedda door-to-door initiative gathers pace; touches hearts and minds of the “voiceless”

Gammedda door-to-door initiative gathers pace; touches hearts and minds of the “voiceless”

Gammedda door-to-door initiative gathers pace; touches hearts and minds of the “voiceless”

Written by Staff Writer

25 Feb, 2016 | 10:30 pm

Today, February 25,  is the second day of Sri Lanka’s largest people- oriented campaign, the News 1st Gammedda Door-to-Door initiative.

The campaign was launched to identify the hardships faced by individuals and villages in the most rural areas of the country, and highlight their issues.

The programme is organised by News 1st is supported by the University of Peradeniya.

The News 1st Gammedda  Door-to-Door  campaign took place in the Jaffna District in the Northern Province , the Puttlam District in the North Western Province and the Moneragala District in the Uva Province.

The campaign, which is carried out with the assistance of the University of Peradeniya, was strongly supported by News 1st U-Reporters based in the respective areas.

Today, the News 1st team set-off to meet the locals in the Delft Island.

Protected by a wall of calc gneisses and corals, the area of the Delft Island is around 44 square kilometres.

The main source of income for the people living in this island is the fishing industry. Others in the island depend on the Palmyrah industry.

The News 1st team also visited Nagadeepa, which attracts many local and international visitors.

The team obtained blessings from the Raja Maha Viharaya in Nagadeepa and the Amman Kovil, and thereafter toured the area to inquire into the drinking water issue.

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