Drinking water shortage hits resettled families in Maanthai west
[TamilNet, Thursday, 15 July 2010, 08:55 GMT]
Resettled uprooted Tamil families in Maanthai west DS division in
Mannaar district have been experiencing acute shortage of drinking
water as the Sri Lankan government has stopped non-governmental organizations
earlier engaged in such humanitarian services. No NGOs or other
social service organizations are involved in supplying drinking water
to the resettled villagers, civil officials told media.
Aandaangku'lam Piratheasa Chapai has been supplying drinking water
to these resettled families -2 litres of drinking water per person
daily. About two hundred uprooted families in war had been resettled
in Maanthai West.
To overcome the shortage of good drinking water, these families are
forced to use water from the nearby tank which is not recommended for
human consumption, civil sources said.