Lack of water figures as main issue during Gammadda campaign

Lack of water figures as main issue during Gammadda campaign

Lack of water figures as main issue during Gammadda campaign

Written by Staff Writer

31 Aug, 2020 | 9:50 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): Issues relating to the lack of clean drinking water has figured widely in several villages during the Gammadda door-to-door campaign that is underway.

The people in the Karampan village in Jaffna who live in shacks and are suffering due to the lack of clean drinking water explained their plight to the Gammadda team in the area.

The absence of clean drinking water was identified as a common problem in the villages of Kovilakandy, Navatkuli, Varani, and Mannangthuriji.

Residents of the Polattagoda village in Thudugala, Dodamgoda are requesting for a bridge that would help them cross a canal to reach their town.

They are forced to cross the canal with caution as the bridges are in a dilapidated state.

Katuwangoda residents, who live nearly eight kilometres off the Kalutara North region have also been affected due to the lack of clean drinking water.

The villagers had constructed a well and a tank with the hope of resolving this issue. However, they do not have sufficient funds to obtain water from the ground.

Residents of Uduthenna are requesting for a road that would allow them to travel to Dikkumbura in three kilometres, instead of the existing path that spans six kilometres.

They point out that this issue could be resolved if the road is widened up to eight feet.

Meanwhile, the people of the 25th zone in Kandalama in Dambulla complain of problems caused by wild elephants.

Although this area is not a worst-affected village, residents say that wild elephants enter the town as well.

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