Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa says the government has left farmers destitute unlike any previous government.
Joining a farmer’s protest in Hasalaka, the Opposition Leader said the government’s short-sighted actions, inefficiency and lack of vision severely affected farmers.
MP Premadasa said the government is part of a multinational conspiracy in destroying the farming community and also accused the government of selling state owned land to foreign entities.
He said the first step towards this is ensuring farmers are deprived of fertiliser.
MP Premadasa said under a Samagi Jana Balawegaya led government farmers needs will be included in the Constitution.
He claimed that farmers have to fight for their own rights adding that under a SJB-led government, all rights of farmers will be protected while their right to live and farming will be ensured and made a fundamental right.