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The fishing industry in Sri Lanka

Fisheries of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is surrounded by the Indian Ocean and consists of lakes, ponds and reservoirs in the middle of the country. From ancient times the people of our country have been engaged in fishing in the sea and fresh water. The fishing industry in Sri Lanka is as old as farming.

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Paddy cultivation in Sri Lanka

Paddy cultivation in Sri Lanka

In the ancient times Sri Lanka was known as the granary of east. King Parakramabahu, who made the country self-sufficient in rice during the Polonnaruwa period, declared that “every drop of rain that falls from the sky will not flow into the sea without being used.”

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