Tamil Diplomat

One quarter of the Northern residents badly affected by the drought

The Ministry of Disaster Management has announced yesterday that one quarter of the total population has been affected badly by the drought. 236, 346 people of the five Districts of the Northern Province have been directly affected, it has pointed out.

Following is an extract of its statistic:

District Families Members affected.
Jaffna 27,224 95,387
Mullaitheevu 8,846 38,606
Mannar 15,258 51,369
vavuniya 2,786 9,644
Kilinochchi 12, 176 41,340
Northern Province 66,290 236,346
  Sri Lanka 171,407 695,074