Prevailing drought conditions – Jaffna district worst-affected

Prevailing drought conditions – Jaffna district worst-affected

Written by Staff Writer

16 Jan, 2017 | 10:05 am

Nearly 150,000 people from 42,000 families have been affected owing to the dry weather conditions being experienced across the country at present.

The National Disaster Management Centre, established by the Government Information Department said that the Jaffna district is the worst affected.The centre noted that over 85,000 people in the Jaffna district are suffering due to the lack of water.

Meanwhile, the National Disaster Management Centre said that over 8600 individuals in the Western Province are suffering due to the prevalent dry weather conditions.

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