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14 December 2015 11:21 pm - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Govijana Association yesterday said the farmer community was ready to come to President’s House on the 17th with their farming equipment and mud on the body, wearing span cloth (Amude) to express their protest for curtailing the fertilizer subsidy and reducing the guaranteed price for rice.

The Association’s National Organizer Namal Karunaratne said more problems have arisen with the budget proposals this time due to moves to reduce the famer pension by Rs. 50/- and allegedly provide farmers’ lands to multinational companies.

He further said the allowance of Rs. 25,000 payable to a farmer each year on behalf of fertilizer subsidy was not sufficient and a farmer would thus have to bear a loss of around Rs. 7,000 on an acre. (Diana Udayangani)

  Comments - 12

  • Nihal Amarasekera Tuesday, 15 December 2015 09:33 AM

    Governing is no easy task man. Face the tune.

    ANTON Tuesday, 15 December 2015 10:09 AM


    Jimmy Tuesday, 15 December 2015 10:56 AM

    The country is falling apart. Always a protest by some group and the government back tracks. MS or RW should run the country with their own team. One ship, one Captain, one crew.

    lankaman Tuesday, 15 December 2015 10:59 AM

    they must be charged for indecent exposure

    das Tuesday, 15 December 2015 11:44 AM

    Always looking at the bright side eh? :-)

    Pramod Fernando Tuesday, 15 December 2015 12:20 PM

    Are they wearing this loin cloth (amude) using "Yaha Pa Lanuwa?"

    Ganesha Tuesday, 15 December 2015 12:33 PM

    Governing could not have been so difficult provided the Sinhala political parties which have ruled the country had governed without communal language and religious polices alienating the minorities. The country would have certainly prospered in every sector.

    DHA Tuesday, 15 December 2015 12:48 PM

    Farmers are people who should be given high state respect we are alive because of them its indeed sad they are in this plight.....

    Asoka Tuesday, 15 December 2015 01:02 PM

    Yes Anton...but only once a month...!!

    nissanaka Tuesday, 15 December 2015 01:26 PM

    The farmer who is God of Sri Lanka.Hence Should be think about again and again.

    silvia Tuesday, 15 December 2015 01:33 PM

    Hey Guy... This is not a jock. Do not insult farmers as they are doing a grate job for the country. They do not ask jobs, but they ask the government not to destroy their livelihood. The entire country is in hunger including you if they stop their jobs.

    Mr. Perfect Tuesday, 15 December 2015 01:39 PM

    Why this country will never be a developed country even in a million years more is every one is looking for "ADARA" from the government. They need everything free.........

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