Friday 14th of May 2021

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Threat of a severe famine in the country?


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The President is going to expose the country to risk by doing unknown things

 

Withdraw the decision to completely eliminate chemical fertilizers

 

Cannot move for organic farming cannot go without any foundation-plan

 

It requires a gradual evolution of at least 20 years

 

 

Hemakumara Nanayakkara, General Secretary of the Samagi Govi Peramuna emphasized that  by absolutely  withdrawing from chemical fertilizers and pesticides and arbitrary switching to organic fertilizers without any basis, formal planning and a program will result in a rapid decline in paddy and vegetable yields which will pave way for a severe famine in the country.

Hemakumara Nanayakkara explaining that the national food security is facing a serious danger, challenge and crisis due to this decision at a press conference, held at the Opposition Leader’s Office in Colombo on Friday also stated that he is requesting from the President to withdraw this dangerous decision immediately.

He further alarmed that if this extremely dangerous, unwise and stupid decision is taken, President Gotabhaya Rajapaksha and the government will fall in to the pit of exposing the country to risk by doing unknown things

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