Rice fields in southern Jaffna peninsula submerged by floods

Hundreds of acres of rice fields in the southern part of the Jaffna peninsula have been submerged by floods.

Rice fields in Kacharveli, Arasarkerni and Pulopalai in Palai division are the ones to have been badly affected.

Barely a week had passed since farmers had sown rice seeds when heavy rains began flooding the fields, local farmers’ association officials have lamented.

Photo: Uthayan