Sri Lankan Minister climbs coconut tree to address public
Sri Lankan State Minister of Coconut Arundika Fernando climbed climbed a tree to convey the message to the people on the shortage of coconuts and said that the country is facing a dearth of 700 millions due to high demand for local industries and domestic consumption.
News First quoted Fernando said, “We hope to utilise every available plot of land for the cultivation of coconuts and boost the industry to one which would generate foreign exchange to the country.”
Giving a solution to the problem of prices of coconuts, he said that the government aims to reduce the prices amid the shortage of coconuts in the country.
News First further reported that it took a great effort for the State Minister’s supporters to get him out of the tree climbing contraption. (ANI)