5 Ministries tasked with facing the drought; 120 Thousand acres of farm lands at risk

Sunday, 15 January 2017 - 9:17

Minister of Power Ranjith Siyambalapitiya stated that Ministers relating to the areas which are to be affected by the drought will convene weekly under the patronage of the President.

Addressing media yesterday, the Minister stated that the Government is ready to face any situation.

Meanwhile, Director General of Irrigation Saman Weerasinghe stated that under the prevailing situation, 120 thousand acres of farm lands are at risk.

The Disaster Management Centre requests the public to utilize electricity, water as well as food sparingly due to the prevailing dry weather conditions.
The DMC added that there is a significant decrease in the water levels in rivers and reservoirs.