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Collapsing administration - One of Sri Lanka's main livelihood under threat

Dec 31, 2016
By Lahiru Fernando
One of the main livelihoods in Sri Lanka, is currently in a crisis stage. Beginning with the drought period, now facing problems due to authority decisions to import essential crops which could be grown domestically. The course of action will put the Sri Lankan farmers under numerous hardships.
However, the government’s position is that there are reasons, resulting in the supply being lower than the growing demand.
News 1st spoke to a few key stakeholders for their take on the matter, which is distressing the Sri Lankan farmer….
* The harvests of dry chili, big onions, green gram corn and several other essential crops have reduced by 25% compared to last year.
Read more at:
Newsfirst, December 31, 2016

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