Farmers compelled Govt to supply fertilizers and agro chemicals – Namal Karunarathna | Daily News

Farmers compelled Govt to supply fertilizers and agro chemicals – Namal Karunarathna

National Organizer of the All Island Farmer Association Namal Karunarathna told a media briefing in Kurunegala recently that the farmers compelled the government to supply fertilizers, agro chemicals and seeds for reasonable prices for the “Maha” season.

Today farmers, traders and industrialists cannot earn profits. The vegetable prices are on the rise by a large percentage due to the breakdown of fertilizer supplies.

Nuwara-Eliya Economic Centre was also closed down due to the short supply of vegetables.

During the media briefing, Namal Karunarathna said the Farmer Association warned the government that they would refrain from cultivating crops during the Maha season over the longstanding fertilizer issue. This issue affected not only farmers but also everyone in the country, Namal said.

He pointed out during the last presidential election the government gave lot of promises about upholding human rights, but they were still not fulfilled. The government was appointing officials loyal to the government to the top posts, but not taking action against allegations and corruptions that they did during the last election.

The officials sit in air conditioned rooms in spite of all these illegal allegations against them, Namal also mentioned.


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