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Monday, 21 January 2019 - 19:11
A minister levels accusations against the Ministry of Agriculture on the anti- Fall Army worm program
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An Ayurveda doctor from Moonamaldeniya- Kuliyapitiya has discovered a pesticide that could combat the threat of the fall- Army worm which is rapidly spreading across the country.

Speaking to our news team, Doctor Raja-jeewa stated that no chemical has been used in the creation of this pesticide.

However, Minister of Agriculture, P. Harrison speaking at an event in Anuradhapura stated that pesticides that individuals claim destroy the fall-army worm cannot be tested at every given instance.  

Meanwhile, the Director General of Agriculture Dr. W. M. W Weerakoon stated that regardless of the method used, eliminating the fall- army worm menace completely will not be a possibility.

45, 000 hectares out the of 80,000 hectares of maize grown in the country, have been destroyed due to the fall- army worm.

Meanwhile, the minister of primary industries Daya Gamage levelled accusations against officials of the Ministry of Agriculture, regarding the menace caused by the fall-army worm, during a media briefing held in Colombo.
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