The Samagi Jana Balawegaya has called on the government to pay compensation for farmers who suffered losses during the Maha season, due to the fertiliser crisis.
Speaking during a media briefing today Parliamentarian Nalin Bandara Jayamaha claimed the Maha season was destroyed adding that urea fertiliser is being sold for around Rs.30,000 in several areas.
MP Nalin Bandara claimed pesticides and weedicides that have been banned globally are being sold illegally in Sri Lanka at present.
He added they are harmful to humans.
MP Nalin Bandara said by moving towards a green agriculture, the country has moved towards a worse situation.
He added a food shortage is imminent in future and farmers are burdened.
The MP said if the crop reduces by 50 percent, farmers will not be able to sell their harvest, and will incur losses.
He therefore questioned the government on whether farmers will be provided with a solution in this regard.