The Papaya cultivation in Sri Lanka is threatened by a fungal disease.
Several Papaya cultivations in the Vavuniya area are hit by the disease. The farmers say that this may lead to a steady deterioration in the cultivation. The disease is marked by rotten roots and falling trunks. The farmers say that the recommended anti fungal substances have not been effective. The farmers in Vavuniya are facing hardship due to the disease.