SRI LANKA: Rubber cultivators left high and dry

Rubber cultivators in Moneragala district said that they got a fertiliser subsidy in 2011, but this subsidy had been withdrawn in 2012 and 2013.

They said that the fertilizer in the district had been out of stock and as such, they find it difficult to fertilise their rubber cultivations and as such, the growth of rubber trees will be at the lowest ebb.

Source: "Daily News", Colombo; 3 Dec 2013
(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)