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Tuesday, 15 August 2017 - 8:28
1.7 million people hit by severe water shortage; No funds for digging tanks, says Irrigation Minister
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More than 1.7 million people are still being negatively impacted by the drought conditions affecting 12 districts.

The majority of residents are from Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa districts.

Our reporters state that  this had proven to cause serious inconveniences to residents in certain areas.

Reports state that water sources that had been resourceful for years have dried up at this stage.

The Distribution of dry rations to drought-affected people in the Anuradhapura District  is scheduled to begin today.

Anuradhapura District Secretary R. M. Wanninayake told our news team that a Rs. 4000 – allowance would be given to each family of three while a Rs. 5000- allowance would be given to each family with more than three members.

Meanwhile minister of Irrigation and Water Management Vijith Wijayamuni Soysa called on Malwatta Chapter Chief Incumbent Most Venerable Tibbatuwaawey Sri Sumangala Thera yesterday to invite theThera to this years Yala harvest ritual offering scheduled to be held on 1st October .

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