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  • It is planned to locally manufacture all animal vaccines

    The Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Minister of Agriculture, on Friday (16) made a field visit to Animal Toxicology Laboratory at Polgolla, which plays a major role in the field of animal production in the country.   The Minister observed the unique role of the institute and agreed to develop this institute which has the capacity to manufacture 250,000 vaccines per year and to provide...

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  • Agriculture Projects Operated under World Bank Assistance will be...

            A high level delegation from the World Bank led by Faris Haddad-Servos, Director of the World Bank for Sri Lanka, Nepal and Maldives met with the Minister of Agriculture Mahindananda Aluthgamage at the Ministry of Agriculture recently.   The current World Bank projects related to the Ministry of Agriculture and their operations were discussed...

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  • A Decision taken after 50 years to use the railway service for the...

      The railways facilities were used 50 years ago as the main mode of transportation of agricultural products, tea and other export crops products, fuel and fertilizer in Sri Lanka, today this mode of transportation has been transformed into the means of conveyance on the highways. As a result, transportation costs have skyrocketed, and wastes, traffic congestions, and pollutions also...

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  • The Minister of Agriculture visited North Region after four decades

      Mahindananda Aluthgamage’s visit to Jaffna to look into the problems of farmers in North Region after four decades keeps a record that it was the first visit made by a Minister of Agriculture.   People in the North Region were very delighted with the visit made by a Minister who can be able to speak Tamil Language and felt the difficulties and hardships of farmers.  ...

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  • An excellent decision taken by the Ministry of Agriculture on behalf of...

        The Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Minister of Agriculture stated that the local farmers and consumers are facing serious health issues due to the misuse of chemical fertilizers and as a proper sustainable solution, a program to increase the production of organic fertilizer and popularize the same among the farming community should be implemented rapidly. The Honorable...

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  • A vegetable bag worth of Rs.700 now available at the market for Rs.350...

    The Ministry of Agriculture has launched a special program to provide relief to both farmer and consumer communities making His Excellency the President's 'Vision for Prosperity' into reality. This program is being implemented on the instructions of the Minister of Agriculture, Mahindananda Aluthgamage. This program provides the farmers to get fair price for their productions while giving...

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  • Sri Lanka emphasizes the need for innovation and digital agricultural...

       Addressing the 35th session of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Asia-Pacific Regional Conference (APRC), Minister of Agriculture Honorable Mahindananda Aluthgamage emphasized the importance in promoting the sustainable agriculture through innovations and including digital agricultural solutions.He further stressed the need to provide and...

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  • A Model Agriculture Cultivation Plan for Modern Garden with Aesthetic...

            A modernization program of Govijana Mandiraya Premises of Ministry of Agriculture with model cultivation trend was launchedon 31.08.2020 (today) under the patronage of Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Minister of Agriculture. A “Gaduguda” bush was planted in the Govijana Mandiraya Premises by the Minister to mark off this program.     This...

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  • The First Cultivation Cluster Village aiming to make the Prosperity...

          “Cultivation cluster villages” program to strengthenthe economic status of the farmers and thereby building up Sri Lanka as a self-sufficient country under the ‘Prosperity Vision’ of His Excellency the President was launched on 29.08.2020 (today) at Nawalapitiya Aluthgama Village under the patronage of Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Minister of Agriculture. ...

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  • Providing a cup of healthy traditional rice porridge to school children...

       A special discussion with the Government Medical Officers' Association was held on 27.08.2020 (today) at the Govijana Mandhiraya Building under the chairmanship of Minister of Agriculture, Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage. During this discussion, it was focused on providing a cup of traditional rice porridge to school children instead of a cup of milk.     The...

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  • Sri Lanka will be a self-sufficient country in milk production by 2023

         A special meeting between the plantation companies and the local investment groupswas held on 26.08.2020 (today) under the leadership of the Minister of Agriculture Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage with a view of producing milk within the country itself targeting Sri Lanka to make self-sufficient under ‘Prosperity Vision’ of His Excellency the President.  ...

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  • Major Gen.(Rtd) Sumedha Perera assuming duties at the auspicious time as...

    Major Gen.(Rtd) Sumedha Perera assuming duties at the auspicious time as the new Secretary of the  Agriculture on 14.08.2020.               

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  • Hon . Mahindananda Aluthgamage assuming duties as the new Minister of...

    Hon . Mahindananda Aluthgamage assuming duties at the auspicious time on his capacity as the new Minister of Agriculture on 2020.08.14. At the moment Mr. Shashindra Rajapaksa, Mr. Mohan de silva and Mr.D.B. Herath were also present.                                  

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