Lack of proper drainage system leads to many diseases
Dengue and water borne diseases such as dysentery and stomachaches
are prevalent at present in Katargama due to the heavy rainfall
experienced these days in Kataragama and lack of proper drainage system.
Specially Kavantissa Mawatha, Dhammarakkitha Mawatha and roads around
the police station are inundated making them breeding places for
carriers for Dengue and other water borne diseases.
The mostly risky places are Dhammarakkitha Mawatha and Kavantissa
Mawatha close to Detagamuwa tank that is inundated not only with rain
water but also from the water spilled by the tank. The main reason for
this situation is the lack of side gutter system to divert inundated
water to Menik ganga.
Although residents made several requests from the authorities like
Kataragama Pradeshiya Saba, Kataragama R.D.A. they say due to the lack
of funds a gutter system is impossible.
The residents now call upon the Minister to attend to this urgent