Sri Lanka improves housing for tea workers

New project aims to provide impoverished plantation workers in country's tea industry with decent housing.

    A new housing project aims to improve conditions for impoverished workers in Sri Lanka's tea industry. 

    The industry earned more than $1.5bn last year. But its plantation workers - who are the backbone of the industry - remain among the country's poorest.
     
    Al Jazeera's Minelle Fernandez reports from Talawakelle, Sri Lanka. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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