Drought Relief for Gampaha District | Daily News


Drought Relief for Gampaha District

Industrial Export, Investment Promotion, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prasanna Ranatunga yesterday directed the Gampaha District Secretary to take immediate action to provide relief to the drought victims in the Gampaha district.

According to the statistics in the Gampaha District Secretariat,112 Grama Niladhari divisions in six Divisional Secretariats in the entire Gampaha district are the worst affected by the drought. It has been reported 38,829 persons from 10,642 families have been severely affected by the drought in these areas.

The drought has severely affected the Divulapitiya Divisional Secretariat and 14346 people have become the drought victims. Accordingly, nearly Rs. Five million has been allocated for providing drinking water to the affected areas

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