Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A massive Northern cultivation and resettlement program

(news.lk)The Ministry of Agriculture has commenced a massive cultivation program in the North after 30 years. Although the North is blessed with appropriate geographical advantages for coconut cultivation, the LTTE was a major threat, Minister of Agriculture Hema Kumara Nanayakkara told our special correspondent in Vavuniya during a visit to the welfare centers in Vavuniya.

The Ministry had already formulated a plan to cultivate plants in the North and the program would begin following the resettlement of all internally displaced people. Before the program, all the required infrastructure facilities for coconut cultivation would be provided to make it a complete success, he added. Full text