« Sri Lanka launches drought relief measures for farming families » by Amantha Perera

COLOMBO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Sri Lanka’s government will roll out a relief programme to help vulnerable farmers cope with the effects of a worsening drought, as part of a wider effort to protect people from the frequent extreme weather events that are threatening the country’s steady economic gains.

via: http://www.trust.org/item/20140731103332-eq0c4/?source=jtOtherNews1

« Emerging Voices: Ruth Canagarajah on Post-War Land Grabs in Sri Lanka » by Development Channel Staff

« Farmers that I spoke with in the small northern town of Tellippalai note that ever since they were forcibly displaced by the military, their lives have been in a constant state of flux: moving around the countryside, interrupting their children’s schooling; cultivating small plots offered by nearby neighbors; and remaining unable to accumulate physical assets due to numerous relocations. Decreases in relief funds over the last three years and inadequate to nonexistent government compensation have made matters worse. »

Via http://blogs.cfr.org/development-channel/2013/07/09/emerging-voices-ruth-canagarajah-on-post-war-land-grabs-in-sri-lanka/?cid=partner_site-devex

source: Development Channel