It was reported to the Hiru news that within the last week that fish has been dying in the Tissa wewa in Anuradhapura.
The area residents states that the fish belonging to the Tilapia variety (Korali) has been dying in this manner and due to this stench is prevailing in the area.
Anuradhapura District Secretary has banned the area residents from taking bath in the tank.
Area residents state that it is puzzling to see a particular variety of fish dying in this manner.
The sacred city and its surrounding are being provided with drinking water from this lake.
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