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* University professors present a proposal on agricultural development and food security in Sri Lanka
Fri, May 27, 2022, 09:23 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 27, Colombo: Taking into consideration the recent situation faced by the agriculture sector in Sri Lanka, a group of Agriculture Professors from three Universities have prepared a proposal for the future agricultural development and food security in the country.

Accordingly, a group of ten professors representing the University of Peradeniya, the University of Ruhuna and the University of Sri Jayewardenepura recently handed over the relevant proposal to the Minister of Agriculture, Wildlife and Wildlife Conservation, Mahinda Amaraweera at the Ministry of Agriculture.

Prof. Buddhi Marambe, Prof. Janendra de Costa, Prof. Devika de Costa, Prof. Aruna Kumara, Prof. Seevanandavel, Prof. Saman Dharmakeerthi, Prof. Methika Vithanage, Prof. Nalika Ranatunga, Prof. Warshi Dandeniya and Prof. Nilantha Liyanage were present on the occasion.

They have formulated this proposal on the promotion of agricultural activities and food security under three categories namely short term, medium term and long term.

Speaking at the event, the professors said that the resolution should be implemented immediately if Sri Lanka is to overcome the food crisis that it may face in the future.

Commenting on the proposal made by the professors, the Minister of Agriculture, Wildlife and Wildlife Conservation Mahinda Amaraweera said that steps will be taken to implement the proposals taking into consideration all the points contained in the proposal.

He also said that Sri Lanka’s food security program was in jeopardy during the last Maha season and the current Yala season.

 

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