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Sri Lanka's economic crisis leaves tea farmers struggling - BBC News

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Sri Lanka’s economic crisis has severely hit workers in the island’s biggest export industry - tea.

The industry, which normally brings in more than $1bn per year, employs some two million people, but production levels have dropped.

Farmers said they are struggling for fuel to transport goods and are still reeling from the government’s decision to ban chemical fertiliser last year, which has since been reversed.

Meanwhile, food prices in the country have been soaring, with inflation in June at more than 50%, compared with the same period last year.

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