Polonnaruwa farmers in a quandary as fields remain inaccessible

Polonnaruwa farmers in a quandary as fields remain inaccessible

Polonnaruwa farmers in a quandary as fields remain inaccessible

Written by Staff Writer

28 May, 2015 | 10:52 am

Farmers in Parakumpura in Polonnaruwa charge that they cannnot engage in farming activities as the sand that has accumulated in their paddy fields has not been removed.

The Polonnaruwa district experienced floods inDecember owing to the heavy showers that occured in the area.

A number of paddy fields in Parakumpura, Medirigiriya, Kaudulla were inundated as a result.

It was reported that farming activities cannot continue as a result of the sand that had accumulated after flood waters receded.

Farmers state that even though the government has taken steps to remove the sand, these moves are inadequate. The farmers whose livelihood depends on the cultivation is asking for a solution to this problem.

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