Drinking water shortage hits resettled families in Maanthai west

[TamilNet, Thursday, 15 July 2010, 08:55 GMT]
Resettled uprooted Tamil families in Maanthai west DS division in Mannaar district have been experiencing acute shortage of drinking water as the Sri Lankan government has stopped non-governmental organizations earlier engaged in such humanitarian services. No NGOs or other social service organizations are involved in supplying drinking water to the resettled villagers, civil officials told media.

Aandaangku'lam Piratheasa Chapai has been supplying drinking water to these resettled families -2 litres of drinking water per person daily. About two hundred uprooted families in war had been resettled in Maanthai West.

To overcome the shortage of good drinking water, these families are forced to use water from the nearby tank which is not recommended for human consumption, civil sources said.

 

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