5th Gammadda Door to Door initiative

5th Gammadda Door to Door initiative

5th Gammadda Door to Door initiative

Written by Tharusha Kumarasinghe

09 Sep, 2020 | 10:05 pm

Colombo (News 1st): There are many people in our country who do not have access to clean drinking water, who cannot lay claim to the plot of land they live in and farmers who have to sacrifice their cultivation to wild animals and sometimes to intermediary entities.

There is no one provide solutions to those issues, let alone listen to the issues these people face.

Gammadda decided to lend an ear to these people for the 5th time around, through the Gammadda Door to Door initiative.

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People in Ranorawa, Nochchiyagama do not hesitate to gather water even during heavy rain.

As a result, the entire village becomes sick on the days of rain.

Even though there are many wells located in the area, water in them is highly contaminated.

A water project was proposed to the area 10 years before.

However, the project never came into fruition and the villagers urge from the authorities to start it again and provide them with clean drinking water.

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Most people in the Madu Thekkam village in Mannar are kidney patients.

Only one tube well is there to be used for the entire village.

To make matters worse, the water supply from the tube well contains high calcium.

The villagers have no alternative but to purchase water on a daily basis.

Amidst all these hardships these people face, the Wild Elephant menace is the area takes centre stage.

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This is the Janabala Village in Akmeemana.

The plight of the people living in this village is no better than any other village our teams visited today.

The children in the village do not have a proper bridge to cross the river and go to school.

The days when the water level is high in Ma-Dola, the students have two choices. Either to swim across the water or not going to school at all.

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