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  • World Bank Project Office to Minimize Climate Impact

      Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Irrigation and Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister P.Harrisan declared opened the World Bank Project Office at the premises of the Department of Irrigation for co-ordination of all offices operating in times of disasters by using modern technology for collecting data on climatic changes in Sri Lanka. Through this office it would be...

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  • Organizing and Holding of Governing Council and Executive Committee...

    Centre of Integrated Rural Development in Asia Pacific Region (CIRDAP) is an international Organization of regional Countries established in 1979 with its Head Office in Bangladesh, and 15 Countries have obtained its membership. They are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Fiji - islands, India, Indonisia, Iran, Laos, Malasia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippine, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam Sri...

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  • Sanhidiyawen Randiyawara / Thanthirimalaya Reservoir

            Foundation stone was laid on 25.08.2019 for the Thanthirimale Reservoir to be constructed by lay acrossing Pahala Malwathuoya and the caremany was graces by the Prime Minister at the invitation of P.Harrison , Minister of Agriculture & Irrigation.           

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  • Big onion tax down by Rs. 39.00 Minister of Agriculture P.Harrison

    Cost of Living Committee Chairman P.Harrison also being the Minister of Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Irrigation & Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development said that tax for imported big onion has been reduced by Rs. 39.00 per 1kg of big onion. He further stated that this decision was taken in view of the inconvenience caused to consumers due to the increase of price of big...

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  • The Price of Wheat Flour has been increased without government’s...

    Minister of Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Irrigation and Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Mr. P.Harrison stated that this Government would not approve the increasing of wheat flour price by a private company at its whims and fancies. So said the Minister Participating at the inauguration of Agri – Road modernization programme “Diyawara Neyo” to be implemented under Hurulu...

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  • Compensations are given to farmers in Anuradhapura District affected by...

        The first stage of granting compensation to farmers affected due to Fall Army warm menace was commenced from Ampara District and granting of compensation to farmers in Anuradhapura was held today (15) at the District secretariat Auditorium, Anuradhapura chaired by P.Harrison ,Minister of Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries ...

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  • Fertilizer requirement for “Maha” season have already been imported –...

    Minister of Agriculture Mr. P.Harrison said that state fertilizer companies have been instructed to finalize the importation of fertilizer requirement for this ‘Maha’ season before the end of this month. This was stated by the Minister while attending a roofing sheet- offering ceremony for farmers in the Divisional Secretary’s Division of Nochchiyagama under the programme of ensuring the...

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  • The Ministry of Agriculture has panned to cultivate 0.5 Mn hectares...

        Minister of Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development P.Harrison has informed the “Lakpohora” Chairman Somachandra Jayakody to store the stock of fertilizer required for ‘Yala’ season cultivation during which it is expected to cultivate 0.5 Mn hectares of paddy lands.

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  • Let’s preserve water resources sustainably

      Mr. P. Harrison, Minister of Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries and Water Resources attending to “Water Day” ceremony organized by the Department of Irrigation in parallel to the World Water Day pointed out that the use of agro - chemicals (pesticide, weedicide, and fungicide) has been reduced to 5000 MT following the banning of...

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  • 634 BOC branch is opened at Andiyagala in Anuradhapura at a ceremony...

               Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs , Livestock Development ,Irrigation and Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister on the occasion of opening Andiyagala BOC branch , Anuradhapura stated that the premier bank in Sri Lanka which strengthened the economy of rural community is the Bank of Ceylon having –  80 year historical...

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  • Bridges valued Rs.570 Mn to Anuradhapura

        Foundation stones were laid for 11 bridges for the electorate of Anuradhapura west at the hands of P.Harrison ,Minister of Agriculture , Rural Economic Affairs ,Livestock Development , Irrigation and Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development .

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  • Kadawara God Pleading before “Fresh rice Offering due on 6/7 April was...

          Minister P. Harrison stated that whatever political party would come into power, a National Policy on Agriculture in favor of the country would be introduced in the near future.  

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  • “Complete the payment of compensation to registered farmers for their...

    (Discussion held with Mr.Namal Karunarathne, National Organizer for All Island Agrarian Federation) Minister P.Harrison instructed officials of the Agricultural and Insurance Board to complete the payment of compensation to all farmers who have registered with the Board and paid the insurance Premium. These instructions were issued by the Minister at a discussion held between...

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  • Siri Dalada Harvesting Ceremony 2019 has been successfully concluded.

       Offering of the first harvest (Agasus) of the Yala season 2019 to the sacred tooth relic was successfully held today(03) in Kandy. Yala season harvest offering to the sacred tooth relic was held traditionally for the fourth occasion under the patronage of the most Ven.Warkagoda Dhamma Siddhi Sri Pannananda Gnanarathna Nayaka Thero, Chief Prelate of the Asgiriya Chapter and...

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  • A Committee to Decide Wheat Flour Price

    Minister of Agriculture, Rural economic affairs, Irrigation and Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Mr. P.Harison has stated in Anuradhapura that negotiations are now in progress with relevant companies and it would be possible to present revised price of 1kg of wheat flour at Cost of Living Committee to be held on 17 this month. Speaking further, the Minister stated “Although...

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