Maldives appeals to Sri Lanka for food security

Defence Minister Mohamed Nazim has appealed to the Sri Lankan government for assistance with agriculture and food security, the office of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said.

In a statement, the Sri Lankan government said “Nazim described to the President some of the hardships experienced by the Maldivian population due to inadequate supplies and high prices of some agricultural products such as rice and certain vegetables. Nazim also indicated that, given the good bilateral ties between the two countries, it might be useful to conduct exchange programs for Maldivian agriculturalists to learn from Sri Lankan experts.”

According to the statement, President Rajapaksa indicated that “Sri Lanka may be able to assist Maldives meet their rice requirement”, but “also urged the Maldivian government to encourage the people to engage in home gardening that could help families address their individual food needs.”


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  1. Begging from Buddhists after demolishing Buddha statues, vandalising SAARC monuments and pulling down Bodhi trees? No, no, no! Dhivehistanis, you left Buddhism for Islam because their religion couldn't save you from the virgin-eating sea-monster. So what makes you think Buddhist advice on agriculture can help? Some Israeli Jews tried to advice on farming you and you threw them out. Do the same to this Bodu Bala Sena brigade. We don't want their little cymbals and their suffocating incense. Simply reciting the Koran will make plants grow, just like it drove off the Rannamaari. Allah will provide.


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