Sri Lanka farmers protest – level 1

16-11-2021 07:00

Farmers in Sri Lanka are not happy. The government says that they cannot use chemical fertilizers. A fertilizer is a substance which farmers put in the ground. It helps plants grow better.

In the past, most farmers use chemical fertilizers. In Sri Lanka, now, they must use organic fertilizers. The government says that it is better for the natural world.

Sadly, farmers do not know how to do it. The government does not help them. Thousands of farmers protest.

More than 60% of people in Sri Lanka depend on farmers. It is possible that people will not have enough food. They also agree that farmers must use less chemicals.

Difficult words: organic (something that comes from the natural world), protest (to show openly that you do not agree with something), depend (to need something because it makes life better or easier).

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