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Muslim Aid handed over two community wells to the families living in Kodapokuna village, Sri Lanka

Muslim Aid constructed two community wells and handed over to 300 Tamil and Muslim internally displaced families living in Kodapokuna Village, situated 50 Km away from Polonnaruwa city in Srilanka. The 3 decades of civil war and rebellion in Sri Lanka that ended in 2009 damaged the infrastructure of the village displacing many families. These families were given temporary by the state authorities and NGOs. However, they had to travel long distances to fetch clean water for drinking and bathing which laid extra burden on the women of Kodapokuna village.

The High Commissioner of Pakistan, Major General (Rtrd) Qasim Qureshi facilitated a sponsorship from the Government of Pakistan to construct wells for the affected communities which was implemented by Muslim Aid. The access to clean water has encouraged families to resettle, improve their living conditions and prosper.  The handover event was attended by Mr. Amir Inayat, First Secretary – The High Commission of Pakistan, Faizer Khan- Country Director Muslim Aid Sri Lanka, community leaders and families of the village.

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