Gammadda visits Hambanthota, Kurunegala and Trincomalee Districts.

Gammadda visits Hambanthota, Kurunegala and Trincomalee Districts.

Gammadda visits Hambanthota, Kurunegala and Trincomalee Districts.

Written by Tharusha Kumarasinghe

16 Sep, 2020 | 9:11 pm

(News 1st): The plight of the residents in several villages have worsened as wild elephants encroach villages in search of food.

These villagers poured out their problems to the Gammadda teams, as they have been left helpless.

Today is the 19th day of the Gammadda door-to-door initiative.

The villagers of the Hadilla area in Hambantota would have received an electric fence if only the authorities had paid attention to their sorrows.

A wild elephant has been constantly encroaching the village, taking advantage of this situation.

The Gammadda team in the district came across houses that were destroyed by wild elephants that have claimed human lives as well.

Seven people have been killed due to wild elephant attacks, within a short period.

The residents of Hadilla who remain sleepless at night will be able to enjoy a good night’s sleep if only a fence is erected.

The villagers of Sooriyapura in Trincomalee have been hit by an acute shortage of water.

The pipeline transporting water from the Alla area in the Mahaweli river to the Kantale Water Treatment Plant runs through this area.

However, these residents are yet to find a source of water to quench their thirst.

Villagers complain that they have to purchase water from a bowser, that too only once in a fortnight.

Around 175 families in Galgamuwa in the Kurunegala District spend their days in fear of losing their lives.

These residents live in uncertainty, not knowing when the elephants from the Thekkawatte and Palukadawala forest reserves would attack them.

Our Gammadda team came across two houses that were attacked by wild elephants last night.

Villagers point out that the electric fence installed in the area lacks sufficient voltage.

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