Posted on 09.23.2018 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
The draught has victimized more than a million Lankans in 18 districts including Jaffna, Batticaloa, Mannar, Kilinochchi and Anuradhapura.
According to Disaster Management center, the total number affected is 966,779 people, or 267,779 families.
In Northern Province worst affected, 100,000 in each of the districts of Kilinochchi, Jaffna and Mannar. According to the Disaster Management Centre’s (DMC) situation report issued at 9.00am yesterday (22), 112,188 persons from 34,000 families in Kilinochchi, 110,170 persons from 30,421 families in Jaffna and 102,163 persons from 29,421 families in Mannar were affected. A total of 360,303 persons from 104,257 families in the Northern Province have been impacted by the drought.
In Batticaloa district 105,676 persons from 32,409 families and 66,256 persons from 20,008 families have become victims in the Anuradhapura District.