Minister Daya Gamage is having fruitful talks with Madagascar authorities in the first ever visit to that country by a state representative.
During his five day stay, the minister has had discussions with Madagascar’s prime minister, foreign affairs and industries minister and other dignitaries.
A main objective of the government is to uplift the economy of the farmers, says deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage.
She was speaking at a compensation distribution at the Ampara district secretariat today (13) for 74 farmers from Karangawa who had lost their crops.
The deputy minister said the problems of farmers would be resolved at divisional secretariat level after the upcoming harvesting season.
The rights to freedom of expression, basic facilities and a reasonable economy should be ensured to the people if they are to enjoy the true meaning of freedom, says minister Daya Gamage.
He was speaking at a celebration at Ampara town yesterday to coincide with the 69th Independence Day.