Govibala boos Yahapalana Budget

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Sri Lankan farmers in traditional outfits sit on police barricades as they shout slogans during a protest against "budget 2016" in Colombo BUP_DFT_DFT-1new-319


Above: Hundreds of farmers with loincloth and traditional farming equipment yesterday conducted a protest march from Town Hall to Temple Trees in protest of 2016 Budget proposals including reduction in fertilizer subsidy, pensions and guaranteed price for rice. 

Inset: A tech-savvy farmer uses his mobile phone to capture the protest -  Pic by Dinuka Liyanawatte  (Reuters) and Shehan Gunasekara