Tamil Diplomat

Batticaloa hit by drought

The deputy Director Of Provincial Irrigation Department , Batticaloa had said that large number of small tanks in Batticaloa District had gone dry due to the extended drought prevailing in Batticaloa District.
There are14 tanks in Batticaloa with 5 tanks in Chenkalady DS division . Out of these tanks at Marurankerny, Mayiladitheevu, Palukamam, Sevahappathu, and Mahilur have gone dry completely.Kadukai munai tank has 5′ of water, and Pulukunanei and Adachchakal tanks  have largely dried. Due to this drastic drought, agriculture had been affected badly and about 15,000 families are encountering  water shortages, he said.