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The nationalistic policies of Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa have resulted in food shortages as his government struggles under a growing pile of foreign debt.   © Nikkei montage/Source photos by Reuters and Getty Images
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Sri Lanka faces food shortages and a meager New Year

Organic agriculture stunts crop yields, forcing lean times on debt-ridden nation

MARWAAN MACAN-MARKAR, Asia regional correspondent | Sri Lanka

RAMBEWA, Sri Lanka -- Gentle mounds of freshly harvested but sickly looking maize are spread over a black plastic sheet at a farmhouse in Rambewa, a village in the north-central Sri Lankan district of Anuradhapura.

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