Salute to the farmers - Agriculture Minister
Agriculture Minister Mahinda Yapa Abeywardane in his
May Day message said as follows:
‘Civilization was built on the strength of labour. The contribution
of labour including that of the farmers and workers created
civilization. On this day I take the opportunity to salute the workers
and farmers who worked together to celebrate May Day.
‘When the whole world is experiencing a challenge the importance we
place on the services of the farmer and worker is high. With the world
economic crises, climate change and energy crises, farmers’ and workers’
contribution is most valuable. I believe it is necessary to give
legitimate rights to them. ‘With mechanization more opportunities were
created in the world for labour contribution. Since the beginning of
civilization much value was placed on the farmer’s service.
‘Sri Lanka being an agriculture based economy we pay our sincere
gratitude to the farmers. and value the service of the farming