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Mahinda Amaraweera.

President instructed all Ministers to identify

all uncultivated lands in our country and initiate a program to cultivate food crops on those lands, said the Minister of Environment Mahinda Amaraweera.

He was addressing a media briefing at the Ministry of Environment this morning (12).

Various intellectuals warn that a food shortage could occur by the middle of this year in our country. Today those who go to the farms are farmers as well as the youth are somewhat discouraged. I presented a Cabinet Memorandum to launch a program to cultivate food crops with the intervention of the Government to address a possible food crisis in our country. The President took a special interest in it. He also informed the Minister of Finance. Accordingly the Minister of Finance summoned all relevant parties and discussed the matter. The Minister of Finance, as the Ministry of Environment, has given us some responsibility to contribute to this.

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