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Free seed paddy for flood hit farmers

Jan 19, 2011 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The flood-affected farmers will get seed paddy and fertilizer totally free for their cultivation for the next Maha season. Some media had reported that there will be a scarcity of paddy seeds in the flood hit areas particularly Batticaloa and Ampara districts with the country facing a future paddy shortage. Batticaloa Divisional Secretary K Rushanthan told the Daily News that no farmers will suffer though their lands were affected. Almost 80 percent of the paddy lands in Batticaloa were destroyed.   Read more:www.dailynews.lk/2011/01/20/news03.asp