China to donate 1 Million metric tons of rice to Sri Lanka
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China has agreed to provide one million metric tonnes of Rice to Sri Lanka as a donation, Dr. Bandula Gunawardena, Sri Lanka’s Minister of Trade said today (January 19).
China is making the donation to mark the 70th anniversary of the Rubber-Rice Pact signed between Sri Lanka and the People’s Republic of China in 1952.
The consignment of Rice will be delivered to Sri Lanka before the month of April, Minister Bandula Gunawardena noted.
Shame on you Sri Lanka to get (denoted or hand out) rice from a another country. What a way China will take more than what it gives you. So expect hand outs from the world and you cram the books and pass many exams as possible.
Utter shame on the Nation and its pathetic leadership elected by 69% of majority SB voters.
We have been a Pariah Nation for quite awhile and in addition, we are now a BEGGAR NATION under Kurakkan Satakaya leadership.
OK. Because we refuse to eat rice cultivated here using Chinese fertilizer (Chinese shit)) using China is donating rice cultivated in China using Chinese shit. You have no choice. So the work shy Sri Lankans enjoy it.
YEY!!!! Free food!! Great! We don’t have to work hard. Once we have eaten rice and have a nap to digest, we’ll start going on marches chanting not to try to make Sri Lanka a Chinese colony in the Indian ocean!!!!!!! Hopefully when this 1 million metric tons of rice is over, India may give us some more free rice!!
As Ranjith says, Rice form China fertilized with Chinese human waste will taste better.
Indra Akke, the pathetic rulers of our land have driven us to this state; do we have a choice now?
There is talk of extending the term of the Big Boss through a Referendum.
We are a DOOMED nation.
I don’t give a hoof whether it is fertilised with human waste or anything else as long as has been tested for being safe for consumption. I actually takes my hats off to Chinese for using such a huge quantity of material generated by billion of humans being used for fertiliser instead of letting go to waste. Even better if they used the stuff for generation bio-gas first and then the breakdown products by bacteria used as fertiliser. It is time SL learn new things and come out of straight jackets forcefully made to wear by outdated religious and cultural practices. If you think a moment that ‘human waste’ is residing inside the precious body we hold dear, and the rice is washed few times and boiled more than 30 minutes, you’d understand the fallacy of your way of thinking. Just another facet of your mindset that promoted Dhammikayage Thailaya against COVID.
Indra your slandered of life and living may suit to consume rice fertilized with human waste. But please don’t take us on that root. We have high standards. Ok.
Well Ranjith, Consuming rice fertilised with human waste seems to have a strong link with myself listening on the UK Channel 4 mockingly reporting somewhere between 1988-92 that the Chinese communist party asked every citizen to consume 14 lbs or kg of cabbage and then in 2020s witnessing Chinese being predicted to become the world largest economy within the decade and going to build nuclear reactors and 5G network in the UK. Perhaps need to adopt by Sri Lankan too, to see whether they can crawl out of the S–t hole they are in. But very doubtful, since in China the government could funnel the nation’s energy towards development while in SL people have divided and fighting with any party in power to pull down.
The detrimental comments against China are rather immature, emotional and political. Lets not forget, China has been a good friend of Sri Lanka and may I remind Ranjith and Roxie mainly, the Rubber-Rice Pact of 1952 which benefitted Sri Lanka immensely. I agree that the current agricultural/fertilizer programme is good for Sri Lanka in the long term, but it was implemented chaotically by officials. It should have been phased out, over a period of time but, the underlying basic reasoning by the President was an essential necessity for Sri Lanka. Kudos to the Chinese Government for the donation of rice to Sri Lanka. Let me state that the destiny of Sri Lanka, does not appear to be with the West and neither, sadly, with India
I most certainly agree with you Fernando. Some of us have the opportunity to see and hear thing from a better vantage point and capable of observing what is happening in the wider world and how the countries and the nations are being manipulated those who have more power only to their benefit.
Disagree with you Dr Fernando,
The act of receiving and consuming a million tonnes of rice form China is actually, disgusting.
The current KS leadership of the Nation is pathetic.
The leadership of the nation for the past 5–60 years has also been pathetic.
I see no alternative; The Balavegaya lead by a nincompoop ?? No way.
We are a beggar Nation; We are a Pariah Nation.
We are being driven towards a Chink slave colony.
Dr Michael Fernando and Indra. You want get anything for nothing in this world. Do you eat this rice if it is of substandard or China unable to dump it or sell to a another country.
Do you eat this rice if it has been exposed to nuclear energy and China is conducting a experiment to see the effect of this on people of Sri Lanka.
USA, UK and EU give lots of aid to many countries and in return they send untested dangerous medicine to be tested on local people.
The issue here is about free handouts because lazy Sri Lanken will get use to this and will expect more and more.
That is bad for the country.
I cannot understand the logic of the comments of Roxie and Ranjith !! China has been a benevolent friend of Sri Lanka from time immemorial. Ranjith speaks of substandard and rice exposed to nuclear energy – what baloney !! The ruling Government has an obligation/duty to make rice available to the Nation and the generous donation of rice from China will be welcomed by the Government and don’t forget we have been eating Chinese rice from the time of the Rubber-Rice Pact of 1952. I am reminded of the quote of Abraham Lincoln – “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”
Sri Lankan version of QAnon My dear Fernando! What else to say or think of. These are the species constantly complain of anything based on their favourite delusions and never want to come up with a solution , except divine intervention. How pathetic! The arsehole not capable of thinking how China developed form nothing to almost largest economy in the world plus the power and wealth comes with it without taking millions of humans into slavery or taking half the world’s wealth home for few centuries.
Absolutly Mr Dr Michael Fernando you have been eating sub standered Chinese rice from your birth. No wander you speak like this, Sri Lankens are demented by eating this rice as well as taking untested medicine. Just go to a main road and see how they drive vehicles. How they cross the road. Go to a railway station and see how they get on and off a train. Like brain damage animals. Keep eating this rice and take the tablets too.
You hit the nail on the head. Sri Lankans will eat anything which comes free.
Let’s see; the Chinks donated this million tonnes of rice, FREE. Will the Kurrakan Satakaya distribute this rice free?
They will sell it at a lesser market price so that our Farmers, who worked hard without fertilizer, will not be able to get anything from their produce.