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* Vegetable farmers in Sri Lanka take to the streets demanding compensation
Mon, Jan 20, 2014, 01:20 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 20, Colombo: Vegetable farmers in Sri Lanka's North Central Province have taken to the streets demanding compensation from the authorities.

Soy farmers in the Galenbidunuwewa have resorted to street marches and protests demanding the Agriculture Ministry to pay the compensation that was promised to them for failed crops.

The farmers claim that they have suffered crop failure due to low quality soy seeds that were purchased by them from a private company that was recommended by the Agriculture Department.

The farmers' organizations in the area claim that over 1,000 acres of soy cultivation in the area had failed.

"The Agriculture Ministry promised compensation but has still failed to pay the monies," the farmers' associations charged.

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