Women in the estate sector

by Yamini Perera

60% of tea pickers in Sri Lanka represent women. Female tea workers in Kanaverella, Badulla district face numerous challenges and difficulties to tie up their lives due to lack of proper medical facilities, public transport facilities, and underdeveloped roads. Their living and working conditions are so bad and the families of these tea pluckers are often left malnourished and vulnerable to fatal illnesses. Isn't it the high time to improve their living standards?