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Drought plays havoc in Polonnaruwa



A father and a son who managed to catch some fish in a drying-up tank, prepare a fish meal.

The prevailing drought in the Polonnaruwa district has affected the lives of over 200,000 people, according to the Disaster Management Centre, Polonnaruwa.

The Medirigiriya Divisional Secretariat's Division has been the worst affected with water levels of inland waterways such as Meegaswewa, Wadiga Wewa and Ambagas Wewa having dropped drastically during the last two years.

Over 150,000 litres of water are supplied daily to the drought hit people in the Polonnaruwa district, Polonnaruwa Disaster Management Centre Chief Upul Nanayakkara said.

Nurses attached to the Dambulla Hospital waiting to despatch water bottles to drought victims in Polonnaruwa. A happy village damsel carrying a pot of drinking water donated by Ran
Bloom Water Bottling Co. in Matale.
 

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