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Fertilizer shortage: Govt. should compensate farmers - Wimal

28 December 2017 04:30 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The government should provide compensation to the farmers, who were affected following the prevailing shortage of fertilizer, leader of National Freedom Front (NFF), Wimal Weerawansa said today.

Addressing the media, he said the government should be held responsible for the prevailing fertilizer crisis and added instant actions should be sought to provide compensation to the farmers who were at a serious risk owing to the shortage.

“According to the information gathered, we noticed that the tenders had been issued in an illicit manner and thus importation of perilled fertilizer has been delayed. It is questionable as to why the government could not handle the tender procedure in a comprehensive manner without putting the innocent farmers into danger,” Weerawansa said.

He further said the government should do justice to the farmers who are entangled with the prevailing crisis and see that such a crisis would not occur in the long run again.

Meanwhile, he said they were pretty sure that the Pohottuwa would secure most number of seats followed by the victory at the upcoming Provincial Council Elections.  (Sheain Fernandopulle)


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  Comments - 9

  • Paul Anthony Thursday, 28 December 2017 06:17 PM

    Pathetic fellow, anything for a fight against the Govt. no one seems interested in even boring. Thought of making him happy by showing someone has indeed read this.

    Banda Friday, 29 December 2017 11:15 AM

    If that's your view, do not complain when price of agricultural commodities go up in the near future.

    Mason Thursday, 28 December 2017 06:29 PM

    I agree with you for once Wimal. The Government must compensate the farmers for crop loss due to fertilizer shortage. Bungling seems to be the order of the day in their day to day affairs to the public.

    Ranjit Thursday, 28 December 2017 06:59 PM

    Welcome back! You were missing in action after losing allother committee members.

    Lions Thursday, 28 December 2017 07:40 PM

    We can use human waste as organic fertilizer.Think about it .

    Banda Friday, 29 December 2017 11:19 AM

    I know the difficulties of the game for I am a farmer; are you?

    Casanova Thursday, 28 December 2017 08:32 PM

    Where the hell did he come from? I thought he was deported Zambia.

    Dudley Ratnayake (Attorney-at-Law) Friday, 29 December 2017 09:38 AM

    We thought this fellow is dead and buried !!!

    Aladeniya Kirimathaya Friday, 29 December 2017 09:40 AM

    Hay Weerawansa, now you don't have both hands, your head is also "Off", why wasting our time and your time, get lost man.

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