Responding to natural disasters
In 1978 the cyclone hit Sri Lanka which
devastated the Eastern Province with property damage and life loss.
When flood and landslide events affected five districts in the
country in 2003, the people were taken by surprise as they were not
Home gardens contribution to ‘green revolution’
It is encouraging to note that the aftermath of
the civil war has received good responses on the need for the
development of food crops in the newly opened up land mass of the
North. We understand that there are predictions of creating a
possible ‘green revolution’ in those areas. A ‘green revolution’
devoid of a chemical agriculture revolution is undoubtedly
encouraging in the context of the Country’s foreign exchange
constraints even if we disregard the environmental disasters the so
called green revolution has brought in since sixties.