President Gotabhaya Rajapakse has emphasized that Sri Lanka’s agriculture is only for green agriculture using organic fertilizer. He said that there is no change in government’s policy in this regard. Government will distribute organic fertilizer and provide subsidies only for organic agriculture. The farmers should be properly informed. The prevailing chemical fertilizer mafia should be identified. The president pointed out that the commitment of officials is needed for the victory of correct purpose. He mentioned this during a discussion today at the presidential secretariat on supplying organic fertilizer for cultivations in the Maha season. The officials informed the president that cultivations have commenced in about 70% of cultivation lands in the districts. The president said that officials should solve problems of farmers who protested while being in the green agriculture policy. He said there is no obstacle for officials who do not agree with government policies to step aside.
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