The government should find solutions for the issues confronted by more than 300,000 dairy farmers in the country and if the government fails to listen to the voice of the dairy farmers they would take stern action against the government states the National Center for the Protection of Dairy Farmers.
This was stated by a group of dairy farmers led by Mr Susantha Kumara Navarathna, the National Organizer of National Center for the Protection of Dairy Farmers affiliated to All Ceylon Farmers’ Federation at a press conference held at Dambulla yesterday (9th). The National Organizer of the All Ceylon Farmers’ Federation Namal Karunaratna too was present.
Mr Susantha Kumara speaking further said the more than 300,000 dairy farmers in the country despite spending large amounts for production the price paid for milk has been reduced.
He said veterinary facilities for dairy industry is lacking and warned the government they would have to take stern action if the government doesn’t take adequate action to find solutions.
The dairy farmers present at the press conference told the media they were not paid a reasonable price for the produce and sometimes they are not paid for the milk they have supplied. Due to the perverse action of the government dairy farmers have to undergo difficulties and are under constant duress.