While President Maithripala Sirisena had looked to follow the Philippines in his ‘war on drugs’ Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today proposed following the Philippines model for rice farming.
Wickremesinghe said that the Philippines has found a system where less water is used for rice farming.
He said that Sri Lanka must also look at following a similar system.
The Prime Minister said that the Government will look to modernise the rice farming industry in the near future.
The Prime Minister was speaking at an event held in Anuradhapura today which was also attended by President Maithripala Sirisena. (Colombo Gazette)