A slum free Colombo?

by Yamini Perera

Women and children in Navagampura face serious health problems due to the lack of sanitary facilities in the area. Even though there are 95 housing complexes, the residents have only got one toilet making the lives of the residents more miserable. Women living in these slums consequently lack basic infrastructure services like water, sanitation and health facilities. The lack of basic services affects women disproportionately because they spend most of their unpaid work hours attending to their care-giving roles at home.