President Gotabaya Rajapaksa speaking to the public rally “Janatha Reliya” organised by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) at the Salgadu Grounds, Anuradhapura today (09) reminded that he had promised the country that he would provide a guaranteed price for paddy at the very first SLPP rally held before the Presidential Election.
Accordingly, the farmer’s income has been increased up to 100 per cent today, with or without fertiliser, the President said, addressing the crowd.
He added that politicians who had provided no relief to the farmer then are now criticising the government’s programme for organic farming. The country’s national security has been assured and all attempts to betray the country before the international community have been defeated, Rajapaksa added.
The rally was held under the patronage of the President and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and was endorsed by a large crowd.