Over+900%2C000+affected+by+drought
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 - 14:00
Over 900,000 affected by drought
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Over 900,000 people have been affected in 18 districts due to the prevailing drought conditions.

The majority of the affected are reported from the Jaffna District where 400,000 individuals are reported to be affected.

Disaster Management Minister, Duminda Dissanayake addressing a media briefing in Colombo today said that the government had already taken steps to provide drinking water to the affected people.
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