The National Organizer of All Ceylon Farmers’ Federation Namal Karunaratna, its General Secretary T.B. Sarath, the convener of Digamadulla Farmer s’ Association former Parliamentarian Wasantha Piyatissa with farmers’ representatives from 12 districts arrived at the Paddy Marketing Board today (10th) to discuss issues confronted by farmers regarding buying paddy and specially not buying at the guaranteed price.
The farmer representatives had informed their arrival several days ago but the Chairman of Paddy Marketing Board had not participated in the discussion. The General Manager seeing the arrival of farmers had attempted to hide in a room. However, farmers, aware that the General Manager was present, had got him to participate in the discussion.
In the discussion the farmers became aware that he was not knowledgeable regarding the Paddy Marketing Board Act. Hence, they recorded their disappointment before leaving the PMB.