Farmers’ unions demand compensation for crop damage
Posted on November 24th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News

The All Ceylon Farmers’ Federation stated that despite the decision to allow the private sector to import chemical fertilizers and pesticides from today(24), farmers will have to be compensated for the damage caused to their crops over the past few months.

Meanwhile, Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage stated in a statement that the government’s decision on a green Sri Lanka will not be reversed.

The importation of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides was banned following a Cabinet Memorandum dated April 27.

At the same time, protests were staged across the country and farmers withdrew from cultivation during the Maha season.

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