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Mullaitivu farmers face severe difficulty as cattle die of starvation

Farmers in Mullaitivu district have expressed concern that their livestock is at severe risk of starvation due to malnutrition and that they have been suffering from the lack of proper grazing land for livestock since the time of resettlement.

The farmers continue to face severe difficulties in raising livestock, particularly during the off-season. 

In the absence of any grazing land for the tens of thousands of cattle in the district, hundreds of cattle have starved to death to date. 

Farmers are having to depend on the shores and roadsides of ponds to raise their livestock, which continues to disrupt pedestrians.

They demand that the concerned authorities come forward immediately to set up grazing land for livestock and to improve their livelihoods by protecting their livestock.

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