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As rural Sri Lanka dries out, young farmers look for new job options
As rural Sri Lanka dries out, young farmers look for new job options

Scorched by a 10-month drought that has killed crops and reduced residents to buying trucked-in water, Adigama’s young people are voting with their feet. At least 150 youth have left this agricultural village 170 km northwest of Sri Lanka’s capital since the drought began, looking for jobs in the country’s cities, or overseas, village officials say. Few…

Reuters - Aug 16 17:29 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Batticaloa, Jaffna, SriLanka ]

Number of drought affected rises to 1.66mn
Number of drought affected rises to 1.66mn

The number of those affected by the drought has risen to 1.66 million. The Disaster Management Centre has said the District of Kurunegala remains the worst affected, with over 163,000 people suffering the consequences of the drought. Close to 139,000 have been affected by the drought in the district of Puttalam. Jaffna, Mullaitivu, Kilinochchi, Vavuniya,…

News First - Aug 04 15:07 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu ]

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