Peace for the World

Peace for the World
First democratic leader of Justice the Godfather of the Sri Lankan Tamil Struggle: Honourable Samuel James Veluppillai Chelvanayakam

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Crop compensation delayed – Farmers take to the streets

May 23, 2017

The compensation of Rs. 10,000 per month the government promised to pay for the farmer community that could not engage in their cultivation due to the drought that prevailed during the past several seasons has not been paid for many farmers says the National Organizer of All Ceylon Farmers’ Federation Namal Karunaratna. He said protest campaigns would be launched throughout the country from tomorrow (24th) against the failure of the government to pay compensation for farmers.

Mr. Karunaratna said this at a press conference held by the All Ceylon Farmers’ Federation at Dambulla yesterday.

A large number of representatives of farmer associations were present.