Is this the answer - how to combat CKDU? as appeared in Colombo Telegraph of Dec 17th 2013Solving Kidney Disease In Dry ZoneBy Chandre Dharmawardana -Prof. Chandre DharmawardanaReverse osmosis, and bio-scavengers for cleaning the water and soil in areas affected by Kidney diseaseWhen kidney disease of uncertain origin (CKDU) appeared in the North-central province in the mid-1990s, some commentators hastened to claim that this was bio-terrorism associated with the ...

Sri Lanka is the world's highest user of Agro Chemicals and Pesticideshttp://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=941481 Is it a wonder that our food costs soo much?2 Is it a wonder that our food is so full of poison?3 Is it a wonder that our food is so overcooked?4 Is it a wonder that we have an exponential increase in cancers?5 Is it a wonder ...

Sri Lanka grows big onions only seasonally and harvests 90% of its local production in the months August to October, before the October rains. Therefore the Government in order to help the local onion producer had slapped an import levy of Rs50/kg in August satisfying the local farmers as imports would create an oversupply.Those traders who knew about the import ...

A Presidential Advisor on agriculture and a former MP and minister, who defected to the UPFA from the UNP, and lost his seat at the last elections, Hemakumara Nanayakkara resigned his post today in disgust at the Government Agricultural Policies or lack of them. He is also the younger brother of Vasudeva Nanayakkara, an MP and leftist!This blog is full ...

Tackling agricultural surpluses – a new dynamic! I was taken to task by a one advocating export of surpluses by my criticism in yesterday’s blog entry about the efforts of the agricultural department to export varieties of rice. I know I was rather harsh on the Secretary to the Ministry, who in the past would have initiated a common sense approach, but in the current heavily politicized ...

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