A Lifeline for Emballawatte

The village of Emballawatte received a lifeline from Gammadda, as construction of an access bridge commenced today. The village in Badulla which is home to a farming community was cut off from the rest of Sri Lanka, especially during periods of rain and flooding for all this time, until today.

Gammadda laid the foundation stone to construct a new bridge to access the Embalawatte village in the Wewatta area in Mahiyanganaya, today the 29th of October 2021.

One of the major problems faced by the villagers of Embalawatte is the absence of a bridge across the Unagalawa Oya to access their village and they are faced with severe difficulties, especially during the rainy season.  

The villagers including school children must cross the Unagalawa-oya to carry out their day to day activities as it is the only way to access Wewatta Vidyalaya, Padiyathalawa National School and the Ulhitiya Vidyalaya, as well as the nearest hospitals, such as the Dambana Regional Hospital, the Mahiyanganaya Base Hospital and the Padiyathalawa Base Hospital.

Today, the people of Embalawatte took the first step towards a better future as Gammadda, with the support of the Airline Pilots' Guild of Sri Lanka, commenced work on constructing a bridge.

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