People’s woes surface during Gammadda’s Door-to-Door initiative

People’s woes surface during Gammadda’s Door-to-Door initiative

People’s woes surface during Gammadda’s Door-to-Door initiative

Written by Staff Writer

29 Aug, 2020 | 9:23 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): The Gammadda team, on Saturday, embarked on its fifth door-to-door campaign to listen to the problems of the people.

The University of Peradeniya and the Central Bank will be a part of this initiative this year.

The Gammadda team touring Baduraliya met residents of the Samanpura village facing a water shortage, although the area is surrounded by water bodies.

A tank set-up 25 years ago to transport water from these water bodies to their homes is not in a usable condition.

A road in the area developed at a cost of Rs 10 million is in a dilapidated state prompting villagers to request for a new road to ease their transport woes.

Residents of the Paragoda area in Bulathsinhala complained of constant flooding that worsens when the spill gates of the Kukule Ganga Dam are opened.

Meanwhile, villagers in Halambagaha in Matale have been hit by kidney-related ailments due to the lack of clean drinking water in the area.

Their problems have aggravated due to the threat posed by wild elephants that destroy homes and cultivations.

Villagers in Raja Gramam, Kerudavil, Seelapulam, and Mayapura Kovil in the North also complain of the lack of access to clean drinking water.

Meanwhile, the 171st Gammadda Saviya Committee – that operates to ensure the maintenance of completed projects – was formed in Bulathsinhala on Saturday.

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