Presidential candidate of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says Badulla district will be converted to a cultivation zone which produces big onions for the country. Best prices will also be provided for the cultivators of this district. Mr. Rajapaksa made these remarks at an election propaganda rally held at Dambulla this afternoon. Addressing the gathering he further said, an industrial centre will be established to produce vegetables and fruits based products. The main objective of this exercise is to create potential entrepreneurs from the farmer communities.
Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa also promised that the long standing loans for farmers and cultivators will be cancelled with immediate effect once he takes office. Mr. Rajapaksa also said a relief package will be provided to the people affected by high cost of living.