Kilinochchi farmers dread first harvest after Sri Lanka’s fertilizer ban

(Meera Srinivasan)

Govt.’s ‘organic only’ policy since May has drawn flak from farmers and experts

For Muthu Sivamohan, a farmer leader in Sri Lanka’s northern Kilinochchi district, the uncertainty looming over his paddy yield, after the government banned chemical fertilizers, is only comparable to “two other periods of crisis”.