Monsanto is behind Sena - Social Democratic Party

Secretary of the Social Democratic Party Thusitha Balasooriya says he suspects the foreign company Monsanto to be behind the Sena caterpillar infestation.

Farmers are forced to give into the monopoly of Monsanto, which is the only company to produce seeds that withstand the infestation, he says.
Balasooriya also says there is no basis for the argument that this infestation will encourage farmers to take to toxin-free farming.

He adds that the international pesticides and seeds mafia have now invaded the country.

The solution is to ensure a surplus of production by introducing alternatives to toxin-free farming, he adds.