Prof. Buddhi Marambe removed from all positions with immediate effect. Ministry
Posted on October 26th, 2021

Chaturanga Samarawickrama Courtesy The Daily Mirror

Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage today advised the ministry secretary to remove Prof. Buddhi Marambe of the Agriculture Faculty of the Peradeniya University from all posts he held at the Ministry with immediate effect.

The notice in this regard has been issued today. 

Accordingly, the professor has been removed from the Expert Committee to formulate a National Agriculture Policy, the Sri Lanka Agriculture Sector Modernization Project, and the Smallholder Agribusiness Partnerships Programme. 

The notice revealed that Prof. Marambe had held the position as a director of a chemical fertilizer company “CIC Holdings” for several years and for launching various campaigns against the previous Government’s decision to suspend the importation of the herbicide Glyphosate.

The Ministry sources said Prof. Marambe had influenced the university sector, social activist groups, and the public by making controversial statements against the agricultural policies of the government.

He has further been accused of criticizing the Government’s moves to engage in agricultural activities that safeguard the environment, the Ministry added. 

One Response to “Prof. Buddhi Marambe removed from all positions with immediate effect. Ministry”

  1. NeelaMahaYoda Says:

    Battered by the fertilizer fiasco created by themselves, now government Ministers and the president are behaving like a bull in the china shop. Arrogance and inability to understand scientific foundations can bring these guys to the dust bin of history after the next elections. We should not have mercy for them.

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