Colombo (News1st): The Disaster Management Centre says that people in over 11 districts been affected by the prevailing drought as they lack access to clean drinking water.
Deputy Director of the DMC Pradeep Kodippili stated that the drought is taking its toll on the districts of Ampara, Jaffna, Vavuniya, Kilinochchi, Mannar, Mulathivu, Batticaloa, Trincomalee, Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura and Kurunegala.
The National Water Supply and Drainage Board has provided 210 water bowsers and 3470 water tanks for the people in these areas.
Meanwhile, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board requests people in the public to limit water usage due to the prevailing weather The National Water Supply and Drainage Board requested the public to limit water usage to only what was required for domestic activities.
The National Water Supply and Drainage Board explained that water supplies were diminishing rapidly due to the prevailing dry weather and the resulting increase in the consumption of water.