SLA instructs outstation farm workers to leave Mannaar
[TamilNet, Thursday, 10 April 2008, 02:44 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers have issued instructions to farmers in Mannaar district to send back all laborers brought from outstations. Farmers have brought this matter to the notice of he Wanni district parliamentarian Sivasakthi Aanandan, media sources said.
Manual laborers are employed to do harvesting and threshing rain soaked crops as harvesting machines could not be used due to the continuing rain.
Farmers complained that their attempt to salvage a fraction of the crops damaged by rains will not be possible without the outstation laborers.