Speaking at the Cabinet press briefing, he said, “There is a temporary setback. You can’t achieve anything unless you are willing to sacrifice in certain areas and that is exactly what we are trying to do. There are certain sacrifices that you have to make for a limited period of time for a long term benefit. If we import to fill the gap, the farmers will get discouraged and then the cultivation today, I can assure you that there is enough and more and sufficient ginger and turmeric in the market within the moment when we have the next harvest.”
No date to reopen airport
Meanwhile, minister Rambukwella also said that the Government is currently working on measures to reopen airports in Sri Lanka at the earliest opportunity.
Efforts to reopen the airports are being delayed due to daily developments with regard to the coronavirus pandemic, he added.
Despite Sri Lanka managing to contain the outbreak, many countries are still struggling, especially countries such as India and the US, he further said.