Rains lash Rajarata
Heavy rains were reported in Rajarata ending the lengthy spell of
drought in the region that led to crop failure and hardships to the
Although there were rains in the first few months of the year,
drought set in with the arrival of the Maha season resulting in the
drying up of tanks and reservoirs in Rajarata badly affecting paddy
cultivation and other agricultural crops.
Ending the spell of prolonged drought, heavy rains were reported in
Horowpathana, Galenbindunuwewa, Mihintale, Medawachchiya, Huruluwewa,
Thambuttegama, Nachchaduwa, Kahatagasdigiliya in the Anuradhapura
district and several areas in the Polonnaruwa district.
Farmers welcomed the rains that gave them hope for the resumption of
the cultivation activities.