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Saturday, 10 March 2012 - 18:15
Opposition is hanged onto the paddy stalk, alleges Minister Johnston
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The Minister of Cooperatives and Internal Trade Affairs Johnston Fernando states that the opposition is attempting to politicise the paddy as it is loosing its stability.

Minister Johnston Fernando stated that the opposition is carrying out struggles throughout the country by misleading the farming community.

The Minister of Cooperatives and Internal Trade Affairs expressed these views during an inspection tour in the Polonnaruwa district today to look into the issues faced by the farming community.

During this inspection tour, Minister Johnston Fernando responded to the allegations raised by the JVP in relation to the prices of paddy.

Participating at a protest which was held yesterday, JVP Parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayake raised allegations against the government.



However, the Minister of Cooperatives and Internal Trade Affairs Johnston Fernando responded to this allegation while meeting the farmers in Polonnaruwa today.

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