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Proper dietary habits vital for country – President

President Maithripala Sirisena said the percentage of non-communicable diseases in Sri Lanka is increasing because of incorrect dietary habits.

President Sirisena said it would not be difficult to eradicate poverty if the country could be self-sufficient in food.

He said huge amounts of money could be saved annually if the country could locally produce the food it requires. The President was speaking at the opening of the Minneriya Hela Bojunhala trade complex on Saturday.

The Hela Bojunhala was established by the Agricultural Department under the Awaking Polonnaruwa district development programme at a cost of Rs. 14 million to provide easy access to nutritious food for the people who do not have the time to cook or obtain nutritious food.

He underscored the need for proper eating habits for a healthy life.

Two books on Agriculture were also presented to the President. 

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