Farmers need fertilizer before 10th for Yala season

Saturday, 28 May 2022 - 11:38

Former Director of Agriculture KB Gunaratne says that the rice crisis that will be faced in the future will not be resolved without giving priority to agriculture, allocating more funds for it and initiating a massive agricultural program.

Farmers in areas such as Ampara, Batticaloa, Kilinochchi, Nuwara Eliya and Badulla who have already started cultivating for the Yala season should be provided with chemical fertilizers by the 10th of next month.

However, Agrarian Services Commissioner General A.H.M.L. Abeyratne stated that they are yet to receive chemical fertilizers to be distributed to farmers.

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