SRI LANKA: Floods destroy over a third of rice harvest

Published on 11 February 2011

Sri Lanka will lose over one million tons from its upcoming paddy harvest due to recent flooding, officials say. (..) Rice, a staple part of the Sri Lankan diet, is included in rations being delivered to 500,000 flood victims by WFP as immediate assistance. “We have made a request to the government to import rice for WFP rations,” Devesh Shankhdhar, WFP’s head of procurement in Sri Lanka, said.

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