Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Government to find a solution to prevent crop damage by wild animals
Sun, Jun 17, 2018, 11:10 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 17, Colombo: Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera says the government will definitely provide a solution to prevent the crop damage caused by wild animals.

The wild animals destroy about 30 percent of the crop produced by the farmers and another 40 percent is destroyed post-harvest wastage, the Minister points out.

He said a number of measures have been proposed to prevent the destruction caused by wild animals. Although some farmers have requested air rifles to scare away the wild animals, it has been proven ineffective, the Minister said.

India's farmers use some sound to chase away the animals in order to protect farm lands and Sri Lankan farmers should also use a similar system or an alternative method to protect the crops, the Minister noted.

Agriculture Minister Mahinda Amaraweera expressed these views at a ceremony organized by the Kundasale Sri Lanka Hadabima Authority on the 14th June to distribute 100,000 plant saplings at the Hadabima model farm.

Speaking further, the Minister said people will experience a severe shortage of food if the crop damage by wild animals is not prevented and therefore, the government will diligently find a solution to the problem.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
National fund to be established to ensure protection of children
-- [48 minutes ago]
Lifetime ban for fishing boat skippers engaged in human smuggling
-- [1 hour and 18 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka President appoints interim authority to rehabilitate drug addicts
-- [2 hours ago]
'We need to act before we extinguish ourselves'- Chandrika Kumaratunga
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to launch its first satellite in April
-- [3 hours ago]
India awards prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Scholarships to 150 students across Sri Lanka
-- [4 hours ago]
Carbon dating report of Mannar mass grave bone samples presented to court
Five new BOI projects to start in Jaffna
CID to question OIC of Southern Province Special Crime Investigating Unit over the abduction of two businessmen
Issuing e-Health cards to public starting tomorrow from Kalutara District

Copyright © 2000, 2016 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.