Angry paddy farmers blocked major roads in the Minneriya and Girithale areas in Sri Lanka’s North Eastern Polonnaruwa region last month, complaining the government had not released enough water for their rice to grow; they claimed they had lost 50,000 hectares of crops, or 1.75 million kg.
The Water Integrity Network (WIN) series Water Integrity in Action aims to look into detail at specific themes or areas of the water sector that have been affected by corruption.
Renuka Jeya Raj's insight:
Ranjith Ratnayake, Country Coordinator of the Sri Lanka Water Partnership (SLWP), one of IWMI's partners, is co-author of this publication. He has been researching illicit sand mining more than a decade and is the author of another book as well, 'River sand mining bane of boon' published in English and Sinhala.
Mar 02, 2014 (LBO) - A herbicide developed by US-based Monsanto and contaminated fertilizer may be behind an epidemic of mystery kidney disease in Sri Lanka and South America where rice and sugarcane is grown, a research study has suggested.
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