Oct 30 (FP) Sri Lanka has been hit with heavy rains over the past fortnight, breaking the dry season that was experienced by some areas in the island for months.
Whilst rain, unless on crops ready to be harvested, spells good news for farmers, this bout of rain came when farmers were facing price uncertainties about their just-completed harvests.
The onion and potato farmers are the ones who have been affected worst. The farmers who struggled for months to survive, even pawning their jewellery, have to face a struggle to sell their harvest. There is no guaranteed price for potatoes and onions.