Minister Amunugama averse to going behind buffaloes

  • 29 Oct 2009 11:40:24 GMT

    [He said it was more important to ensure that the farmer got a reasonable price for his produce and that subsidised fertilisers were used for actual paddy production instead of being leaked to the black market.]

    Government subsidies for fertilizer not paying back due to mis management of products and there handling.

  • 29 Oct 2009 11:56:26 GMT

    In a Wap Magul, Buffalos follow where they are being led to, but Mr. Minister, the problem is the ministers in the govt don`t follow the rules. So in a way to get something into their (ministers) brains, at least by practice, it would be prudent have some Wap Magul and go behind the Buffalos once in while.

  • 29 Oct 2009 12:02:00 GMT

    Sri Lanka is years back in storage packing and preservations for seasonal foods.

    No government is taking the advice of Agrarian Experts.

    self sufficiency through media only.

  • 29 Oct 2009 12:45:53 GMT

    Sri Lankan govt should consider opening some shops through Sathosa or Marketing Dept to sell products in the middle east. There is a substantial Sri Lankan Community there and opening of shops in strategic locations may allow local small time entrepreneurs to market their products/foods in the region.

  • 29 Oct 2009 20:24:47 GMT

    [self sufficiency through media only]

    Sooo... isn`t that enough?????? The people read that stuff in the papers.... see it on TV..... hear it on radio 24/7 THEN at election time..... go and vote them back into power!! People are happy for a moment, politicians are happy for their life time!!

  • 29 Oct 2009 22:31:11 GMT

    Hon. Minister is absolutely correct. The collection center in Dambulla you could see piles and piles of decaying Vegetables etc. Due to fuel crisis transport is almost stand still. The villager now is feeling the pinch, because he cannot sell his products. To survive he sells his quota of fertilizer to the black market.

  • 30 Oct 2009 00:58:47 GMT


    I hear there are some rumblings at the SC Office, something to do with the SC Registrar, do you know anything about it??????

  • 30 Oct 2009 01:31:52 GMT


    Honestly no! I can check on it though. I will come back to you soonest. One thing I know for sure AGD is worse than a Keera Kotuwa. In a Pol mess. Like our former CJ Mohan is up to his own tricks. Divide and rule policy. Haven`t you heard?

  • 30 Oct 2009 05:16:09 GMT


    From what I heard 50 lawyers had petitioned the CJ Asoka Silva purportedly on some malpractices by the Reg who is a female now! Bandula had gone as a High Court Judge.

    I did not know about MPs devide and rule!! As to the mess at the AGD.nothing unusual for a govt dept!! Is it?????