Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage speaking to a function held yesterday (29) stated that there will be no food scarcity in Sri Lanka whatsoever, despite the warnings by farmers and university scholars suggesting otherwise.
“Now it has been claimed that there will be a food scarcity in the country. You may have seen recently that farmers came out and said that there will be a food scarcity, university scholars stepped out and said the same. There will be no food scarcity whatsoever. People in this country still consume the harvested paddy from the last season. While we are producing all the food items, we will be importing those cannot be produced,” he said.