Heavy rains in the North-East caused severe flooding and extensive damage to homes across villages in Mannar, last week. Low lying villages such as Santhipuram, Jeevapuram, Jimron Nagar, Emil Nagar and Ezhuthur in Mannar were flooded and homes were severely damaged due to the lack of efficient drainage systems.
The land, that was provided by previous divisional secretaries and land officers in the villages near the canals, was completely submerged by the rainwater.
The current flood situation has left many families in a position where they are at risk of having to relocate if the situation persists. Therefore, residents have requested the Mannar city council and the Divisional Secretariat to pay attention to the matter and prompted them to take immediate action.