Wimal Weerawansa, Minister of Industry has strongly stated that the government should immediately move away from the current agricultural policy of using only organic fertilizer and correct the mistake that has already been made.
“There is no need to play with commercial agriculture in this country. This is a very sensitive issue. If commercial agriculture collapses, food security will collapse. If there is a problem with fertilizers, the answer should be found in a way that does not lead to the collapse of agriculture. I think we need to recognize the shortcomings we have now and correct them.
Two bills brought by Modi, the Prime Minister of India had to be withdrawn due to protests by farmers. That is not a scar on pride. So here too, I think the causes of the collapse of our commercial agriculture need to be rectified immediately. There is no need to be ashamed to correct that mistake. We should be ashamed to continue playing with our commercial agriculture thinking that the mistake is still right ”
Minister Wimal Weerawansa stated this while expressing his views to the media yesterday (28).
The organic agriculture policy is being pursued directly by President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Wimal Weerawansa seems to have directly and publicly challenged the President.