Traders and consumers are seen here busy with their activities at the Vavuniya market this morning. The price of vegetables in Vavuniya is expected to increase due to the farmers moving out of the industry. (Pix by Romesh Madushanka-Wanni)
Comments - 10
Countryman Monday, 11 June 2012 07:00 AM
Govt. must pay subsidies for the farmers when the prices come down to supplement their losses. This method has been followed by USA to maintain the standard of wheat farmers.
Ayam Monday, 11 June 2012 07:04 AM
or Govt. may find some more export markets....Kenya send most of their vegitables to Europe
ram UK Monday, 11 June 2012 07:19 AM
Mr counrtyman why you have to stright away compare SL to USA. Please compare apples with apples In most 3rd world countries Govt subsidies things which will damage the growth of the country. Leave it to the open market to work the things out. USA is is the world biggest economy let thm do what is right for them you have to do what is good for u
hemjey Monday, 11 June 2012 07:23 AM
Happy to see these photos. Poor farmers suffered so many years due to war, government must do whatever possible to uplift their well being.
ajith Monday, 11 June 2012 08:12 AM
Giving subsidies for manure alone is not enough(tax payers money)You need to find them alternate markets locally and abroad for their crops. If not all farmers will give up their job or drink poison for sure. It is high time the President intervene as a farmer's son who has a better knowledge than the present minister
Hussain Monday, 11 June 2012 08:30 AM
Refrigeration is the answer, eventually we will have to that if we are to save the produce for leaner months of the year. That way the farmer would gain as he would get a steady price for his produce with the least spoilage. Farmers on their own could not afford this its the government duty to help the farmers with refrigeration via cooperatives.
Tharaka Chanaka Monday, 11 June 2012 08:44 AM
Unsold Vegetables or in excess stock are destroyed purposely in order to keep the prices up... Its very sad that traders do such a thing where only the middle class suffers. Its high time the govt wake up and look into this.
game kolla Monday, 11 June 2012 08:53 AM
Not only farmers moving out...but also other industries such as Textiles..and other manufacturing industries too are facing set back.
Achari Monday, 11 June 2012 08:56 AM
Uthre Nawodaya Kooooooo???
Dias PORA Monday, 11 June 2012 09:24 AM
Yesteryear PB said that SL economy was stronger than of USA, so it is not so much 'papol', It's apple as per stats PB project ,who is going sit in the parliament near future to answer and convince the chamber,people and whole world.
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