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Tuesday, 18 July 2017 - 11:46
Drinking water crisis for area residents of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa
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Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa Area residents say that the drought conditions have caused rivers to dry up and has made the task of obtaining water for consumption has been challenging.

It has been reported that the water levels of the Thuruwila reservoir; the main water supplier for Anuradhapura, is receding rapidly. 

The irrigation department noted that necessary measures were taken yesterday to supply water to the Thuruwila reservoir from Kalawewa.

Farmers of the Polonnaruwa district claim that Giritale tank water levels continue to recede due to the ongoing water flow from the main sluice gate.

They added that due to the inability to close the main sluice gates, it is impossible to store any water. 

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