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Thursday, 31 August 2017 - 16:16
Galle tea smallholders affected by floods to be compensated
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Government has decided to allocate 170 million rupees to compensate tea smallholders in Galle, who were affected by recent floods and landslides.

5,500 tea smallholders including 1,453 tea growers whose plantations were fully destroyed, have been chosen to provide financial assistance.

The maximum compensation will be 600,000 rupees.

The compensations will be distributed among selected tea smallholders under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on the 9th of September.

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