The Secretary of the Karaichchi Pradeshiya sabai, K.Kamsanathan said that the Sabai is encountering large scale problem in supplying water to the drought scorched Kilinochchi, as their water resources used to supply water to Kilinochchi had dried up.
The Northern Province is also affected badly by the drought, and the meeting the need in water including that for drinking had become a crisis.
Karaichchi PS is undertaking water supply to affected areas such as villages of Serukkan, (once in two days), Elephant Pass, Umaiyalpuram and Thadduwankoddy( every other day). The Sabai need 24,000 liters per day. So far water was obtained from Sabai’s well and the Agrarian Service’s well. Sabai well had dried up yielding only less than 4000 litres. If drought prolong further alternate sources had to be found he said.