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A total of 8 wells constructed under the CAFOD - funded “Gender and Water” project were handed over to the respective beneficiary communities in Mannar and Anuradhapura Dioceses in December 2013.
Around 150 families will benefit from 5 wells in the villages of Udaliyadi, Palaiperumalkattu, Manalmottai, Manipulkulam and Kuruvil in Mannar District, while nearly 200 families in the villages of Galkiriyagama, Ulpathagama and Galkiriyagama New Town will benefit from 3 wells constructed there.
The events to hand over these wells to the communities were attended by Rev.Fr George Sigamoney, National Director of Caritas Sri Lanka along with the respective Diocesan Directors, Rev.Fr. M. Jeyabalan, Director of Valvuthayam, Mannar and Rev.Fr. Paaris Jayamaha, Director of Sethsaviyaa, Anuradhapura. Several Government authorities and religious leaders, too, were present on these occasions.