Take up to agriculture
Sep 1, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said the Government has performed an outstanding service to uplift the status of the farmer community in Sri Lanka. He stated that the people should be prepared to make the best use of country’s lands to foster future development.
He added that the service carried out by the Government for the development of agriculture sector will ever be remembered by the farmers in the country though short lived in the minds of politicians.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa was speaking at the launching of the Farmer Week and the opening of agriculture exhibition at the Agricultural technological garden in Bata Ata, Hambantota yesterday.
He stressed the need for encouraging the younger generation towards agricultural activities. He added that the younger generation should be educated on the importance, dignity and honour of being engaged in agricultural activities.