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Sri Lanka On the main road of Adampan in Mannar, Sri Lanka, Stanistan Stanislas (left to right), Sahayanathan Anojan and Uthayakumar Vimal weigh paddy and load it onto a lorry to take to a rice mill. Farmers harvest their crops twice a year during the monsoon seasons. The period from May to September is known as Yala, and the period from December to March is called Maha.