Farmers protests rage across Sri Lanka

(PICTURES) Farmers protests rage across Sri Lanka

by Zulfick Farzan 28-06-2021 | 7:50 PM

COLOMBO (News 1st); Farmers across many areas in Sri Lanka for the second consecutive week protested against the shortage of fertilizer in the country.

On Monday (27) protests took place in Diyathalawa, Sapugolla, Pahalakadurugama, Dambagolla, Bandarawela, and Nochchiyagama among other areas.

'The farmer is now forced to protest in the streets because this government does not understand what the farmers are going through,' said one farmer.

Over the past two weeks, farmers have been lining up at agrarian centers across Sri Lanka to obtain fertilizer and in many instances, they are forced to turn back empty-handed due to low stocks.

Farmers have claimed that if this situation continues, they will be forced to abandon their cultivations.