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80 percent of Sri Lankan families consume less or less expensive food.


According to the United Nations, more than 80% of Sri Lankan families are eating less or for less money.

According to the World Food Programme’s monthly report, more than 80% of Sri Lankan families eat cheap or limited food, increasing the risk of malnutrition.

According to the report, decreased paddy harvests from two consecutive seasons will increase food insecurity.

It went on to say that the price of imported rice has risen by 20% due to currency depreciation, while the price of local rice varieties has risen by 6% due to supply shortages and high production costs.

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