The Government of India donatedeight water bowsersto supply water to the people in drought affected areas. Donations were officially handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today(21).
The High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka,Taranjit Singh Sandhusymbolically handed over the relevant documents and keys of water bowsers to the President.
Presently,there are 16 districtsdirectly affected bythe water shortage due to the prevailingdry weather condition across the country.
The Government has already taken steps to provide all the requisite facilities forthe people who affected,alsoallocated 4.52 million rupees to provide access to safe drinking water to the needy people.
The Minister of Disaster Management, Anura Priyadarshana Yapaexpressed his gratitude to the Government of India for donatingwater bowsers to Sri Lanka,as a friendly neighbouring country to provide relief to the affected people.
Deputy Minister,Dunesh Gankanda,Secretary to the President P.B. Abeykoon,a delegation including Deputy High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka attended on this occasion.
Meanwhile, a meeting was held at the Presidential Secretariat today to introduce a new Water Purification Equipment. The B.R.J.W Enterprises in collaboration with the UK has launched the Water Purification Equipment in Sri Lanka. The purification equipment can be filled with any type of water and in a simple operation, it will provide safe clean drinking water.
During the meeting President Maithripala Sirisena observed the new Water Purification Equipment.