Tensions grow in Bibile over fertiliser subsidies

Tensions grow in Bibile over fertiliser subsidies

Tensions grow in Bibile over fertiliser subsidies

Written by Staff Writer

01 Feb, 2016 | 10:09 pm

Tensions flared at the Bibile Development Coordination Committee meeting over the failure to provide subsidised fertiliser. The Bibile Development Coordination Committee meeting was held at the Divisional Secretariat on Monday under the patronage of Ministers Ranjith Maddumabandara and Vijith Wijayamuni Zoysa.

A group of farmers who are yet to receive subsidised fertiliser arrived at the premises and voiced their protest. The Agrarian Services Commissioner stated that, with the agreement of the two ministers, they have decided to provide a sack of fertiliser per acre.

Minister of Irrigation and Water Resource Management, Vijith Wijayamuni Zoysa stated that they have to come together to implement a major programme to develop the country

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