More than 2.2 million families in the country don’t have clean drinking water.
Secretary to the Ministry of Water Supply and Drainage Dr. Priyath Bandu Wickrama
said that more than 400,000 families have been identified as living in dire straits without access to drinking water.
Most of them live in the North, North Central and North Western Provinces, he said.
It is hoped to provide water facilities to 32 million families out of a population of 57 lakhs and to provide water facilities to 22 million other families before the end of 2025.
The Northcentral region of Sri Lanka is ravaged by Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). The cause of the disease is polluted drinking water.