LET’S BEGIN GROWING KARAPINCHA, SERE, DEHI IN HOME GARDENS AGAIN, SAYS BASIL
Attention has been focused on developing home gardens in a bid to address the rising cost of living, says Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development.
The minister made this statement while addressing a function held in Colombo yesterday.
This function was held to launch an environmental management training programme for officials of the Ministry of Economic Development and to launch a CD on the environment of the Gampaha district.
“Traditionally we used to grow vegetables in our home gardens. But today we have developed a habit of going to the market to buy curry leaves (karapincha), lemon grass (sere) or even lime (Dehi). These were grown in our gardens. So we focused our attention on reintroducing this and protecting our traditional home gardens,” said Basil.
“If we look at any district, unhealthy situations have arisen owing to industrialization and urbanization. So when we try to stop these things, large problems develop and we have to file lawsuits. I believe we need to use certain methods. I believe we shouldn’t try to prohibit something that was done from the time of our forefathers at once, based on environmental reasons,” said Anura Priyadharshana Yapa.
Courtesy: News First
I think most people with gardens in the cities as well as villages continue to grow not only what the Hon Minister mentioned but also amumiris and a few vegetables, fruits, coconuts and king coconuts, jak etc. At least I do, and a few neighbours around. Though I get piped water, I also have a well which I make use of, to reduce piped water consumption and bills.
Can we be allowed to grow a Cannabis plant or two amidst the vegetable bushes? The additional income will help us cope with the economic circumstances created by Hon Minister for Economic Development and his Cabinet colleagues?
In the famous words of US tennis champ i can only say to Asela:
“You can’t be serious!”
In a lighter vein, shall we bombard our imperialistic enemies USA, Britain and EU with cannabis, grown on a massive scale and smuggled out to the imperial West through diaspora LTTE boats? They can smoke away their economic woes and “be happy”. Cannabis industry will be a sure winner to generate much needed US dollars. Afterall, Afghanistan’s main income is from poppy plants to produce heroin.
VP will be laughing in his grave.
Are you telling us to Grow Karpicha (Curry Pathra) and Sere while Rajapakse Guys loot our country, employ all Rajapakse’s in big positions! Rajapakse’s become fat and rich and you want us to go Karapinca. You guys go and grow ‘Kurakkan’!
very good ideas,we all srilanken should think our future,the same things happened during the mrs sirima bandaranayake governmant.so let us to start.
Excellent idea by Asela. This will warm the hearts of wholesale cannabis traders who have seats in Cabinet.