Se­vere drought hits Bat­ticaloa District

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS - BY T.L JAWFARKHAN

Bat­ticaloa District is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a se­vere drought for the last few months. As a re­sult, tanks, lakes, ponds and streams were dry­ing up lead­ing to an acute short­age of drink­ing wa­ter in the area.

There is a se­vere drought in the area as there had been no rain at all for the last few months. The paddy fields in the area are parched due to lack of wa­ter.

The chil­dren, women and the el­derly were sub­jected to var­i­ous ail­ments due to the pre­vail­ing hot weather. Mean­while, the nor­mal lives of the peo­ple had been af­fected as they were con­fined to their houses due to the hot weather.

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