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The President said that the country, today, is not only self sufficient but in a position to export food to the rest of the world. ”The economic downturn in the world obviously affects us. But through programmes like Gama Neguma and Divi Neguma the agriculture sector has witnessed mega development. The world is facing a food crisis but today not only are we self sufficient but in a position to export food to the rest of the world,” he said. (HF)
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  • Fair N Square Sunday, 05 February 2012 12:42 PM

    BTW most of the food in America is brought across the border.... Mexico ..... Viva du Mehico !!!! Hastala Vista babe !!!! In approximately 20 yrs the Hispanics will outgrow the Whites... and this is after a PEW research... I know the fish is imported from teh Carrebean... and MOST of teh veges from South America... Been there done that.... The American end is green NO MORE...

    Concerned Saturday, 04 February 2012 04:21 PM

    Sure. Around next week, when petrol and diesel go up in price, we and those who have provided the 2/3 majority in the Parliament will know how self sufficient we are!

    Weha Saturday, 04 February 2012 05:08 AM

    But when we go to the market we see something totally different

    Matalan Saturday, 04 February 2012 05:18 PM

    Self-sufficient, Yes we are! - in...

    Gamaraala Saturday, 04 February 2012 05:02 AM

    Really ???

    Yuri Saturday, 04 February 2012 05:17 AM

    Self Sufficient after importing and then to export! every product we touch are from India or China.

    Roy Rogers Saturday, 04 February 2012 05:38 AM

    Then its time to stop importing food items. lets do that first.

    lokka Saturday, 04 February 2012 05:29 AM

    are you kidding yourself ?

    lankashantha Saturday, 04 February 2012 05:34 AM

    Sir I am sorry to say,
    lot of elderly people are begging on the streets.
    Anyone can see the difference between these elderly people and the regular beggars.
    Come to the street or contact the common people and verify.
    Don't listen to the people who are covering around you.

    Imran Hussein Saturday, 04 February 2012 05:57 AM

    The President is darn right of course, They are self sufficient indeed.

    Gene Saturday, 04 February 2012 06:00 AM

    Wake up Mr.President, it's time to deliver your "independance day" speech.

    Imran Hussein Saturday, 04 February 2012 06:02 AM

    If a kilo of rice is Re. 25 yes you can say that. An average man cant afford to buy a kilo of Fish for a lower price or veg at a decent rate. Would anyone beleive this? Living in fools paradise. You have some wonderful advisors Mr President. I dont think you can continue hoodwinking the public for long.

    Denzil Saturday, 04 February 2012 06:08 AM

    I believe what he meant is self 'insufficient'. Where is the prawns from Mullativu and fish from the eastern coast that was promised after the war????? When the war was on a kg of seer fish was Rs250/- and now Rs 1,250/- and that goes for every commodity. So, what has been the real benefit to the masses after the war other than travel to the north and east?

    Trualf Saturday, 04 February 2012 06:23 AM

    It wil be gread if the prices go down first, later think about exporting. Thank you.

    xlntgson Saturday, 04 February 2012 06:17 AM

    Every nation is interdependent no harm if import add our expertise and export without a mere label change!

    Tintin Saturday, 04 February 2012 11:00 PM

    Good one bro!

    Thomas Saturday, 04 February 2012 06:45 AM

    We are self sufficient in alcohol production.

    citizen1 Saturday, 04 February 2012 06:47 AM

    hahahahahaha

    DeSelva Sunday, 05 February 2012 12:08 AM

    I recently visited Sri Lanka on a holiday and where ever I went there was enough food all the markets had fresh vegetables,fresh sea food amd meat.
    the modern super markets like cargilss, arpico, laughgas and the modern fish markets also cater for the wealthy
    I have eaten in five star hotels as well as cheap outlets and road side cafes
    they all serve good food for the price you pay.
    what I missed was the kadala fellow and rotti fellows in their push cart

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 04 February 2012 07:08 AM

    Yes, that may be the reason the Minister of Trade imports stuff like eggs, chicken and coconut and decides to submerge coconuts in the sea!

    Anton Saturday, 04 February 2012 07:14 AM

    You can fool some people for sme time.But not everybody at all times.

    Ping Pong Saturday, 04 February 2012 07:21 AM

    Well said Your Excellency! Keep up your good work we are with you all the way!

    steve Saturday, 04 February 2012 07:23 AM

    As the president of of SL; he can just say anything he wants!

    Jeff Sunday, 05 February 2012 03:22 AM

    Im wandering what country in the right mind would buy at those prices ? Here in america we get lots of food at much cheaper,most grown / made locally than the price its sold back in Sri Lanka.

    Yuri Sunday, 05 February 2012 03:41 AM

    Thats not his fault, the company who wrote the speech!

    GameKolla Saturday, 04 February 2012 07:49 AM

    I think president is watching RUPAWAHINI and ITN.

    AMT Saturday, 04 February 2012 08:22 AM

    Then why there are so many daily demonstrations and why go to courts to stop them too??

    samosa Saturday, 04 February 2012 09:39 AM

    Wow we are self sufficient.

    Kumar Saturday, 04 February 2012 09:54 AM

    Why then SL borrow money and import food from other countries?????

    Singhalaya Saturday, 04 February 2012 10:18 AM

    What the president say is true

    punchi Sunday, 05 February 2012 09:54 AM

    Yes will start with coconuts


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