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Farmers in Vanni on brink of suicide

Many farmers in Vanni are on the brink of suicide, as they struggle to maintain their livelihoods, reported the Uthayan.

The farmers, who faced displacement during the final stages of the armed conflict, and have only just been resettled, are now faced with numerous debts to banks, as well as drought and a poor harvest.

On New Year's Day, S. Ajaman, a farmer from Manthai East committed suicide in desperation, reported the paper.

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