Why are farmers poor?

As usual there was lighting of the oil lamp, singing of the national anthem, key-note addresses etc but apparently there was no action on the recommendations. I am sure that in Israel such things will not happen

By Dr. C.S. Weeraratna, former Professor of Agronomy, Ruhuna and Rajarata Universities

The gist of Prof. Sirimal Abeyratne’s (SA) article titled “How to keep them poor?” which appeared in the Business Times section on April 25 is that Sri Lanka doesn’t need more than 500,000 farmers to get the output that they produce now. There are 1.5...

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