noxurs Tuesday, 04 January 2011 03:50 AM
Good bye good old Pol Sambal. Now every one can eat kottu and nasi goring.
Not-a-Rajapaksa Tuesday, 04 January 2011 10:43 PM
I beg your pardon, simple Sydney? This whole mess came about because action PRECEDED thought in the first place. There is still no reason why the idiots who moot these plans cannot go on a foreign junket anyway. All of this can only lead to further escalation of prices to the consumer because of more panic. Such is the "economic planning" of the geniuses who control our lives!
VEL Tuesday, 04 January 2011 06:59 PM
It is very good result..Srilanka got more more coconut plants in over all in country.If srilanka try to more production from coconut plantation,in future srilanka have to expert to the coconut.
Pol Booruwa Tuesday, 04 January 2011 10:30 AM
Pol Booruwa Tuesday, 04 January 2011 10:40 AM
Very good move.
Daya Perera Tuesday, 04 January 2011 08:56 AM
Thank you DrHarsha de Silva for highlighting the Plant Protection Act .
rohana Tuesday, 04 January 2011 08:32 AM
What we should import during a shortage is not whole coconuts. But vaccum packed grated coconuts from philipines
citizen1 Tuesday, 04 January 2011 06:22 AM
Are you kidding? These guys would make a family-vacation/ shopping spree & world tour out of it and put us into more debt.
TMA Tuesday, 04 January 2011 05:30 AM
Now the coconut prices will go sky high. Either way it's bad for consumer or producer. Clearly shows that the govt. is an utter failure
Bluff Bluff Tuesday, 04 January 2011 04:38 AM
OOh a bad news for us. We were waiting to invoke greater blessings by dashing foreign coconuts for our deities!
malkanthi Tuesday, 04 January 2011 04:09 AM
The minister seem only interested in importing any food items, whether it will have adverse effect in our economy or not! It show their shallow knowledge in the economy and development of the country!!!
malkanthi Tuesday, 04 January 2011 04:07 AM
Yes how would you suggest making 'kiri bath' which is a traditional food.
Fizal Monday, 03 January 2011 05:09 PM
good decision, we should make such sacrifices , we can adopt food patterns which do not demand Coconut milk, good for health also ...!!!!
knight Rider Tuesday, 04 January 2011 03:51 AM
our ministers should learn PROACTIVE THINKING (and not reactive thinking)
Tusitha Kumarakulasi Tuesday, 04 January 2011 03:05 AM
Oh what a circus, how irresponsible can the rulers be, if there is a procedure it has to be followed, these decisions show the lack of professionalism of those who are supposed manage.
When do we plan to get our act together. For those who endorse this decision, go out and talk to the people who cannot buy a loaf of bread and a coconut , just for breakfast for Rs 100 any more.
Coco-Nut Tuesday, 04 January 2011 03:04 AM
Before making plans to import, the decision makers should have found out whether it could and should be imported. A whole lot of administrators should have gone on a trip to Kerala and checked the coco-nuts!. There are coconuts in California, South America and in Papua New Guinea too.
alex Tuesday, 04 January 2011 03:03 AM
Dr. you are right. Further, coconut shortage in Sri Lanka is a short run issue.
Simple Sydney Tuesday, 04 January 2011 01:57 AM
Good that we are thinkning first and acting later. Should there not be a crash program to as well to increase the production of coconuts
Yehiya-Doha Tuesday, 04 January 2011 01:56 AM
Today coconut not available in market next week it may reach to Rs.75/=
Cobra Tuesday, 04 January 2011 01:39 AM
Oh yes, it was too good to be true anyway!
MagodisThuma Tuesday, 04 January 2011 01:10 AM
Damage is already done !
Neomal Tuesday, 04 January 2011 01:03 AM
Was somebody making a buck on the side?
sg Tuesday, 04 January 2011 12:46 AM
Most femous land for the cocanuts is Philiphine Islands not Keral. Why dont think alternative , when the problems arised?
gajaba Monday, 03 January 2011 07:59 PM
very good decision.........
shace Monday, 03 January 2011 06:39 PM
why cant we use alternative such as maggi milk power, coconut cream etc...these are cheaper compared to fresh coconut!!! we use these in abroad and dont see any difference to fresh coconut milk!!!!!!
Rathnaweera Monday, 03 January 2011 06:07 PM
Read the reserch paper titiled : Kerala wilt disease phytoplasma: Phylogenetic analysis and identification of a vector, Proutista moesta.
This will establish the danger caused to our plantation due to imports.
Kotte Kusum Monday, 03 January 2011 05:40 PM
Importing Kerala Wilt coconut will be a tragic.It does affect your health too.Now they stopped using much because of this Wilt and now they wont to sell it to us.
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