Grain imports halted: Now grow more and earn more; President 

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said in Anuradhapura that now is the time for local farmers to increase their production aiming both local and foreign markets and earn more as importation of grains has been restricted.
The President called upon framing community to engage themselves in mass cultivation of grains such as maize, Undu, Mun, Kawpi and Kurakkan.
President Rajapaksa made these remarks joining the Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna election campaign in Anuradhapura.
The President who joined the public gathering organized by the former State Minister Weerakumara Dissanayake at Kahatagasdigiliya, engaged in a cordial discussion with the residents of the area and inquired into their well-being. Farmers conveyed the President that they are capable of delivering good produce if they receive their water supply and fertilizers in time. The President also highlighted the importance of using more and more organic fertilizer for agricultural purposes.
The next public meeting, organized by S.C Muthukumarana held at Horowpathana fair ground. There the President instructed the officials to resolve the issues faced by the acting school principals in the area. He also inquired into the educational progress of the students in the area from the principals present at the scene.

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