Video: Compensation issue has not been solved. We’ll struggle until we get a solution! 

Video: Compensation issue has not been solved. We’ll struggle until we get a solution!

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August 10, 2017
Rs.10,000 instalment would be credited to the accounts of 65,000 farmer families on the instalment compensation money would be credited to accounts of other farmer families too soon promised Minister of Agriculture Duminda Dissanayaka to farmers yesterday (9th).
The National Organizer of All Ceylon Farmers’ Federation Namal Karunaratna says only Rs.10,000 has been paid from the compensation of Rs.40,000 promised to farmers whose cultivations were destroyed due to the drought and they would continue their struggle until the whole amount is paid to the farmers.
He said this addressing the media after the discussion the Federation had with the Minister of Agriculture.
Mr. Karunaratna said farmers from distance places such as Jaffna, Trincomalee, Hambanthota, Ampara came to Colombo yesterday to surround the Ministry as their requests for a discussion with the Minister were not granted.
He said the Minister made the farmers who supply rice to the nation wait in the sun for 6 hours to meet him and said if that was how the government act regarding the farmer community no minister or Parliamentarian of the government would be allowed to come to the villages in the future. He said the farmer community would be organized to chase away government politicos if they come to villages.

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