Buddhi Marambe removed from agri ministry positions
Prof. Buddhi Marambe has been ordered to be removed from all positions he has held at the Ministry of Agriculture after he criticized the government’s agricultural policy.
Subject minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has given the order to ministry secretary Prof. Udith Jayasinghe to be effective immediately.
The positions Prof. Marambe has held were in the national agricultural policy planning committee, agricultural modernization project and smallholder agribusiness partnership programme.
The Ministry also alleges he had been a director of CIC, a chemical fertilizer importer, for several years.
Speaking to the media a few days ago, Prof. Marambe said the potassium chloride imported for use in the Maha Season was not organic fertilizer.