Rambutan harvest damaged due to the overflowing of the Kelani River

Rambutan harvest damaged due to the overflowing of the Kelani River

Rambutan harvest damaged due to the overflowing of the Kelani River

Written by Staff Writer

29 May, 2016 | 7:02 am

Significant damage has been inflicted on the Rambutan harvest in Malwana and other areas, following the overflowing of the Kelani river.

The Rambutan farmers have said that the all the tender fruit had fallen off the trees as a result.

The farmers lament that they had a good harvest this year but that it was all destroyed in the floods and rains.

Additional Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, Prof. Subha Heenkandha stated that several treatments are being carried out to minimize the damage caused to the trees.

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