Thursday, 21 August 2014 - 8:43
1.9 million People in 14 districts severely affected by the drought
The Disaster Management center said nearly 1.9 people belonging to 542 thousand families of 14 districts have been severely affected by the prevailing drought.
The drought is severe in Monaragala, Pollonnaruwa, Ampara, Baticalo,Hambanthota and Jaffna districts.
The disaster management centre said water is distributed in these areas using bowsers.
Meanwhile, is it reported that many animals have died in forest reserves in the Hambanthota district due to the drought.