12,000 people without water at Welikande, Dimbulagala

By Karunaratne Gamage

Polonnaruwa District Disaster Management Unit yesterday said that due to the prevailing drought in the area 12,000 persons belonging to 3,098 families in 18 villages coming under the purview of Welikande and Dimbulagala Divisional Secretariats were without drinking water.

The Divisional Secretaries of the two areas said that drinking water would be transported by bowsers to those affected.

Among the two areas Welikande has been the worst affected.

Assistant to the District Disaster Management Unit Upul Nanayakkara said that the issue prevailed in only six villages coming under the Dimbulagala Divisional Secretariat and the number of people living there was around 3,000.

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