Former Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture Prof. Uditha Jayasinghe says that the decision to convert the entire country to organic farming overnight was a foolish decision and that President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was motivated for this by four individuals.
Prof. Uditha Jayasinghe said that those four are, Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya – President of the Government Medical Officers’ Association, Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thero – Member of Parliament for the Government, Prof. Priyantha Yapa – Professor of the Faculty of Agriculture, Sabaragamuwa University and Palitha Weerakkody – President of the Institute of Post Harvest Management
He stressed that there will inevitably be a famine in the country in the future and these advisors should take responsibility for it.
Prof. Uditha Jayasinghe said this in an interview with a popular YouTube channel.