Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi
30 Aug, 2020 | 11:14 am
COLOMBO (News 1st): The 5th Edition of the Gammadda Door-to-Door initiative together with the University of Peradeniya is underway for the 2nd day on Sunday (Aug 30), with multiple teams deployed across the country to document and highlight the issues faced by rural Sri Lanka.
The 1st three Gammadda teams are deployed across the districts of Jaffna, Matale, and Kalutara.
The Gammadda team in Matale will visit the villages of Adamkumburua, Dambarakiriella, Viharagama, and Dikumbura today (Aug 30), and meet with area residents to document the issues faced by them.
Yesterday, the team visited three villages in the Naula Divisional Secretariat of the Matale district; where the main issue highlighted by the area residents was the lack of access to clean drinking water.
“The area residents said that after years of informing the authorities of such a grave issue, no action was taken and no solution has been provided so far. As a result of this, some people in the area had even developed Kidney diseases,” News 1st’s Miyuki Poshia reported.
The Gammadda team in Jaffna will visit the villages of Arali, Kaaninagar, Wadukkodai, Nadduthivu, and Punkuduthivu on Sunday (Aug 30).
“Yesterday, the team in Jaffna split into two groups and covered a number of rural villages, including Sheelaputtalam, Kappudu, Thondamanaru, and Kerundawil. After speaking to the residents, we learnt that out of many issues they face, lack of access to clean drinking water, unemployment, and lack of sponsorship to self-employed jobs stand out,” News 1st’s Senitha Senanayake reported.
The 05th Edition of the Gammadda Door-to-Door Initiative will cover all 25 districts of Sri Lanka.
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