The All Ceylon Farmers’ Federation charges that the government is more focused on changing the Agriculture Ministry Secretary, rather than solving a host of issues faced by farmers.
Speaking to NewsRadio, National Organiser of the Federation Namal Karunaratne expressed his ideas over the sudden removal of Prof. Udith Jayasinghe from his post as the Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture.
Karunaratne pointed out that farmers have no fertiliser and are protesting against the government over the loss of their livelihoods.
He noted that farmers are being burdened by the government who are not thinking of solutions, but are switching officials in high posts expecting different outcomes.
Yesterday, The Presidents Media Unit issued a statement informing that DMLD Bandaranayake has been appointed as the new Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture.
This was the fourth time an Agriculture Ministry Secretary was replaced within the last 25 months.