Water down to a virtual trickle in drought gripped Vavuniya District

By Ifham Nizam

The drought gripping most of the Vavuniya District had compelled the National Water Supply and Drainage Board to restrict water supply in several areas.

 The NWSDB said that the water supply would be restricted to a maximum of nine hours a day.

 Thus, according to the NWSDB schedule several areas in Vavuniya will only receive water supply between 5 am and 9 am and between 4 pm and 9 pm.

 Thekkawatta, Vairavapuliyankulam, Vavuniya Town, Madukanda, Ambalangodella, Rambaikulam, Thonikal, Kochchikulam, and Iluppai Kulam are the affected areas.

 Officials said that water levels in the reservoirs located in the District had dropped due to the drought there despite rains in most parts of the country.

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