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Friday
Jan142011

Sri Lanka on the Verge of Food Crisis after Floods

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(COLOMBO, Sri Lanka) -- Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa has ordered an emergency national plan in anticipation of an approaching food crisis resulting from floods and hazardous, unseasonal weather patterns.  Rajapaksa also warns that a global food crisis may be in the near future, due to rising agricultural prices.

The country currently faces a 20 percent loss of its harvest from torrential rains, reports the Financial Times

Unusual weather could also jeopardize the country's tourism with record low temperatures dropping to to just 18.8 degrees Thursday in Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital city.  These temperatures mark the city's coldest days in 61 years.

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