Farmers in Bakamuna continue hunger strike for fifth day (Video)
Posted on October 28th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News

Farmers in various parts of the country protested today as well, claiming that they are unable to cultivate due to the lack of fertilizer.

During a protest in Hambantota the protesters handed over a letter to the Hambantota District Secretary requesting fertilizer.

Representatives of 41 farmers’ organizations in the Bakamuna area have continued their fast for the fifth day of the hunger strike. Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa also arrived at the scene in the afternoon.

Meanwhile, Governor of the North Central Province Mahipala Herath inspected an organic fertilizer factory in Habarawatta, Anuradhapura which is successfully operating by distributing organic fertilizer to farmers in the Anuradhapura District.

Many crops including banana, papaya, long beans and chillies have been successfully cultivated in 4 acres of land using organic fertilizer.

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