Teldeniya, a town located less than an hour from Kandy, has been facing a lack of water distribution. Although the people pay their bills and taxes, the state has failed to solve the problem. The role of the civil society is to ensure that government carries out its duties responsibly.

To address this issue, NPC organized an activity in Teldeniya under its Legal Action Worldwide (LAW) project to highlight the right of citizens to access public services.

Participants came together as a group to find a solution and demand their rights by forming a team consisting of state officials and members of civil society.

The team identified a temple in the vicinity with access to a fountain. With permission from the head monk, people are now able to use the fountain as a water supply. Learning about their rights provided them with the authority to solve the problem.

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