Gammedda: Damanayaya and the road to progress; quest to solve Nagadeepa’s water problems

Gammedda: Damanayaya and the road to progress; quest to solve Nagadeepa’s water problems

Gammedda: Damanayaya and the road to progress; quest to solve Nagadeepa’s water problems

Written by Lahiru Fernando

26 Jul, 2016 | 10:16 pm

The Gammedda 100-day initiative, aimed at discussing and providing concrete solutions to issues faced by the general public powers on…

DAY 7 / 100

THE DAMANAYAYA ROAD CONSTRUCTION – ALMOST COMPLETED

The section of road from the Damanayaya Junction to Alakola Wewa on the Dambulla – Wewala road has not sighted development for nearly two decades. However, through the Gammedda 100- day initiative, the roadway is in the process of being re-constructed and is in its final stages of completion.

BE THE CHANGE, LEND A HELPING HAND…

You, the public, can help us make a difference by providing support to the project mentioned below….

NAGADEEPA, believed to be an island visited by Lord Buddha is sacred location to us all. However, the lives of those who occupy this island, is not as wondrous as we see it.

The people of Nagadeepa face a threat in trying to collect drinking water to quench their thirst. Why? brackish water….

The island faces this crisis as the water they obtain from tube wells and wells tastes of salt. Even though the water they collect during the rainy season seems adequate, it only is for the few months that the rains persist.

“We can take clean drinking water from this well only until April.  On other days, we have to bring water from far away. We have to spend about Rs.1500 every month for water.” said a resident of Nagadeepa

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