MINISTER CLIMBS COCONUT TREE FOR CONFERENCE MEETING. (Watch video)

Sri Lanka is a nation known for its coconuts. There is a shortage of 700 million coconuts which has increased prices substantially.

To address this issue State Minister Arundika Fernando (in charge of Coconut, Kithul, Palmyrah, and Rubber Cultivation Promotion and Related Industrial Product Manufacturing & Export Diversification) climbed a coconut tree in Warakapola and discussed his plan to resolve it.

“We hope to utilize every available plot of land for the cultivation of coconuts and boost the industry to one which would generate foreign exchange to the country.” The minister said.

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It was then added that the Rs.100 price of coconuts was in part due to rising international demand. He said that the government would reduce domestic prices and increase the wages of workers in the industry.

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