Drought parches Sri Lanka's farms, threatens hydropower

By Amantha Perera | Sun, 16 Feb 2014 22:45 PM
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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – In mid-January, when a thick morning fog descended on some parts of Sri Lanka’s arid North Central province, the older generation was quick to take note.

Local lore has it that unusually heavy fog is a harbinger of severe drought.

In fact, the impact of dry weather is already clear to see. The island nation has had no significant rains ...

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