Over than 400,000 persons affected by drought in Sri LankaStaff Writer | March 29, 2018
The Sri Lankan Disaster Management Centre said in its situation report on Thursday that as many as 436,340 persons remained affected by drought in nine districts of Sri Lanka.
Asia The Sri Lankan Disaster Management Centre said:
Cabinet Spokesman Rajitha Senaratne told Xinhua that the lack of rainfall in the agriculture areas resulted in crop failure or reduced harvest.
Senaratne said the government was responding to the disaster.
"The affected districts are the major rice cultivating areas of Sri Lanka. The drought affected our food production," he added.
However, Senaratne said the government had taken necessary steps to avoid any food shortage under the current circumstances. ■