Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa says in the event the country faces a famine, the respondent will be the government.
MP Premadasa said farmers have had to resort to Court proceedings owing to the actions of the government.
The Opposition Leader addressing an event yesterday said the present government came into power due to the support by farmers and charged that the government has forgotten the farming community.
He added the situation of farmers cultivating additional crops has also deteriorated.
Premadasa claimed the government must be held responsible for a possible famine due its arbitrary agricultural policies.