Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan government allocates Rs. 300 million for drought-affected paddy farmers to cultivate other crops
Thu, May 22, 2014, 10:51 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 22, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has allocated Rs. 300 million for the farmers to cultivate additional crops, Agriculture Minister Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena has said.

The farmers, who were unable to cultivate paddy due to water shortage brought about by drought conditions, are encouraged to cultivate additional crops which require less water, the Minister has said.

Some areas in Sri Lanka have experienced unexpected drought conditions since the beginning of this year and farmers have still not been able to start paddy cultivation as they do not have sufficient water, the Minister has explained.

According to the Minister, the government has allocated Rs. 300 million to cultivate additional crops and under the program, the Ministry plans to cultivate peanuts in 2,344 hectares, green gram in 8,806 hectares, big onion in 600 hectares, kurakkan (millet) in 25 hectares, sesame in 47 hectares, soya beans in 15,814 hectares, chilies in 3,941 hectares and ulundu in 425 hectares.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Air Force brings back 42 Sri Lankans from Nepal
-- [3 hours ago]
Stakeholders of Sri Lanka Cricket request Sport Minister to take appropriate action
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lankan parliament grants three-month leave to former minister remanded for misusing public funds
-- [4 hours ago]
China offers Sichuan Province World Tourism Fair free for Sri Lanka
-- [4 hours ago]
US Secretary of State to travel to Sri Lanka
-- [6 hours ago]
Leaders of Sri Lanka leftist parties to vote in favor of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution
Train-jeep collision in Sri Lanka kills four
Indian fishermen indulge in illegal acts in Sri Lankan waters, Indian Coast Guard says
Pakistan forces kill terrorist involved in attack on Sri Lanka cricket team
Sri Lankan court orders police to charge extremist Buddhist organization

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.