Tuesday, 01 April 2014 - 13:01
Seed Act is objected in Polonnaruwa and Kaduruwela
According to the Farmer Federation for the Conservation of Traditional Seeds, if the Seed Act is passed, it will have advese impact on traditional seed farmers.
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Expressing his views during a protest staged at Kanduruwela, Polonnaruwa today, the Chairman of the Federation Venerable Maha-wan-kadawela Piya-rathana Thero said that the new Seed Act is trying to create a seed monopoly in the country.
The Ministry of Agriculture has already submitted the Seed Act to the Cabinet Sub Committee where both UNP and JVP have opposed the Act.
Earlier, a protest was staged in Eppawela, Anuradhapura against the Seed Act.
A demonstration is to be held today following the protest meeting at Kanduruwela.