May 04, 2018

Agri ministry to be re-shifted?

Newly sworn-in minister of Agriculture - Mahinda Amaraweera said that he would do his utmost to move the Agriculture Ministry to its original location at the state owned ‘Govijana Mandiraya’.

The minister was responding to a journalist after assuming duties yesterday (03).

The ministry is currently located at the luxurious D.P.A.Jayasinghe building, which is rented from Upali Jayasinghe, the husband of actress Sabitha Perera.

Noting that he personally does not see the necessity of such a luxurious and large building for the Ministry, the minister had assured to conduct a complete study on the present situation and take necessary steps to shift the premises.

The minister also said that farmers will be able to obtain fertilizer without shortage and that a special program will be launched to provide financial aid to farmers who engaged in cultivation free of toxins.