Our Power of People Party Parliamentarian Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera says he never proposed that organic farming could carried out within 24 hours of tabling the Cabinet Paper.
Speaking in Parliament today, Rathana Thera recalled certain groups within the government had levelled false allegations against him over the agriculture crisis.
The thera said irrespective of intensions, an incorrect decision will end in a disaster adding it is the same with agriculture.
Rathana Thera claimed he had no knowledge of the decision until the Cabinet Paper was tabled by the President.
The thera said the government appointed a committee consisting of 45 members chaired by Minister of Finance Basil Rajapaksa.
Rathana Thera Minister of Agriculture Mahindananda Aluthgamage whether the committee convened for at least one day. The thera said he agrees with the statement made by Parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayake that the decision which was reached with good intent ended up having dire consequences