Most areas in Mullaithivu severely affected by drought

The Mullaithivu District has been severely affected by drought, Mullaithivu District Secretary Mrs. Rupavathy Ketheeswaran said.

She said that of the 136 Grama Sevaka divisions in Mullaithivu 135 Grama Sevaka divisions have been affected by the drought.

As a result of the drought, daily activities in Mullaithivu have been affected with farming taking a severe beating.

“Over 34,000 acres of land cannot be used for farming owing to the drought,” she said.

A shortage of drinking water has been reported from the area as a result of most wells running dry.

Mullaithivu was one of the worst affected areas during the war and the people in the area are now suffering again as a result of the drought. (Colombo Gazette)