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Meeting over farmer issues in Batticaloa

Batticaloa District Parliamentarian and Coordinating Chairman of Development Committee Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan held a meeting at the District Secretariat yesterday (17) with representatives of farmers’ organisations, farmers and fishermen in the Batticaloa District on the fuel, cultivation crises and marketing issues.

Farmers requested that fuel coupons be given to them to purchase fuel to tide over the crisis. In addition, the farmers complained of stagnant flood waters in the Porathivu Pattu paddy area and asked the authority to drain the water.

Fishermen complained that they could not transport their catch to other places for sale due to lack of fuel. Parliamentarian Chandrakanthan also promised to provide Urea fertilizer to farmers.

Batticaloa Government Agent K. Karunagaran, Additional Government Agent Sutharshini Srikanth, Secretary to the TMVP party Poopalapillai Prasanthan and Sectional Heads of the relevant departments were present.

 


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