The Kilinochchi District National Water Supplies and Drainage Board has announced that the water supply provided by the District Water Supplies Board is being undertaken every other day. Difficulties are encountered in finding drinking water as the reservoirs and other water sources had dried up due to prolonging drought prevailing in the District.
Particularly the water in the Kilinochchi Tank from where the water in obtained for supplying water for Kilinochchi has changed its nature completely due the algae found in abundance in the Tank. The colour of the water had changed.
Earlier 700 M Cube of water was purified and supplied to consumers. Only 350 M Cube could be purified now. They also have said they are providing Pipe borne water to 14 Grama Officer’s divisions.If the prevailing drought continues further, crisis would be created in the water supply that had been done every other day, they said.