Drought leaves Sri Lanka farmers deep in debt

Lack of rain devastates harvests, forcing villagers to take loans or pawn their valuables.

    A lack of rain in Sri Lanka has hit farmers hard. In the worst-affected areas they have lost all their crops and are facing mounting debt.

    Many have taken loans or pawned their tractors and jewellery to get money for their fields 

    Al Jazeera's Minelle Fernandez reports from Kebithigollawa in northeast Sri Lanka on how things are about to get worse.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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