Ms. Meegasthenna said that for the past four years the water levels in all 72 major reservoirs had been above 90 per cent.
“This time, however, rainfall decreased drastically and the water that went into the reservoirs was reduced. This will affect the Yala season – where the next paddy cultivation will be done,” she said.
“The evaporation during these days is also very high and a small rainfall will not be enough to maintain a balance,” he said.
Mr. Jayasekara said that there was a depression in January 5 when Mannar, Vavuniya and Polonnaruwa areas received rain but in the hill country water supplies were inadequate.