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Sri Lanka: Colombo denies water to paddy crops of Batticaloa Tamil farmers

Jun 21, 2011 12:09:43 PM - yahoo.com
Irrigation facilities are denied to about 30,909 acres of paddy fields in several Tamil villages in the Batticaloa district as the Sri Lankan Mahaweli Development Authority has stopped issuing water for the last one month and the livelihood of 8,580 families who are solely depending on the farming has been severely affected, according to complaints made by farming community sources to the ...