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Special Programme in parallel to “Thripitakabhiwandana Week”- Ministry of Agriculture

A special programme organized by the Ministry of Agriculture to coincide the “Thripitakabhiwandana Week” was held at the Ministry of Agriculture on 22.03.2019. After observing “Panchaseela” and oath taking the programme commenced with the participation of Ministry officials. The memorial oration of the pragramme was delivered by Honorable professor... Read more...

Our Prime Minister who placed the agriculture on the peak

  The Late Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne was the 13th party member of Sri Lanka Freedom Party which was formed in 1952. He reflected a prominent progressive politician and still is living in the heart of the people. The Late D.M. Jayaratne who entered into Parliament in 1970 began his political life from Gramodhaya Saba.  He was a Member... Read more...

Ministry Secretary says that it is an utter lie that 5000 acres of land belonged to the Ministry of Agriculture has been given to Avengaurd

Ministry Secretary retired Major General Mr. Sumedha Pereira says that the information which the media reveals about 5000 acres of land belonged to the Ministry of Agriculture being given to Avengaurd Maritime Services Limited for maize cultivation is an utter lie. Mr. Sumedha Pereira further says that the agriculture lands, the seed farms and the ... Read more...

05 employees having connection with fertilizer related corruption and fraud that caused 1.2 billion rupees of loss to government have been interdicted.

Action has been taken with immediate effect to interdict 05 employees having connection with corruption and fraud taken place at the time of distribution of fertilizer during the year 2018/2019.This decision was taken based on many charges including preparation of forged documents including alteration of the reports of laboratory tests. Accordingly... Read more...

The government has already engaged all forces to control the Sena caterpillar menace

Minister of Agriculture Mahindananda Aluthgamage vThe Director General of Agriculture and other officials visited the farm lands and inspected them vThe NGV virus is being given by field officers v5% of spread of Sena caterpillars in Ampara, Kurunegala, Moneragala and Anuradhapura districts vDamaged farm lands will be assessed and paid mandator... Read more...

Regional Manager who behaved fraudulently at the sale of 30000 MT of stored paddy of the Paddy Marketing Board was apprehended in Kilinochchi area by the Criminal Investigation Department

A businessman purchasing paddy has complained to the Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage that a Regional Manager named Rathnayake has obtained a commission of Rs. 03 per 1kg of paddy at the purchasing of 1.2 Million Kilogram of paddy. The same businessman has informed the Minister that the said Manager is requesting commissions from him ... Read more...

Special media Programme on Maha Season paddy purchasing of 0.3 Million Metric tons owned by the Government with the objective of blocking Paddy and Rice Mafia

This Media Programme will be held at 11.30 a.m on 07.01.2021 at the Ministry of Agriculture with the participation of MahindanandaAluthgamage,, Minister of Agriculture, Shasheendra Rajapaksa, State Minister of Paddy and Grains, Organic Food, Vegetables, Fruits, Chilies, Onion and Potato Cultivation Promotion, Seed Production and Advanced Technology... Read more...

Steps to upgrade eco – friendly agro – techno park in Mahinda Rajapaksa International sport complex in a productive manner.

The only fully pledge eco- friendly agro techno park available in the Western Province. All cultivations within 15 acre land area are on organic fertilizer application. Multi objectives such as beauty of the complex, educational functions, practical aspects to cusion mental stresses of sportmen/women and local productions in one and the sam... Read more...

Paddy purchasing of Maha Season

Paddy purchasing of Maha Season of 2020/21 will commence at the PMB store complex at Akkaraipattu, Ampara at 3.30 p.m Tomorrow (12.01.2021). It has been planned to buy 0.3 Million Metric Tons of paddy during this season. This inaugural ceremony will be held with the participation of Hon. Minister of Agriculture Mahindananda Aluthgamage and Hon. Sh... Read more...

Government’s arrangement for paddy purchasing during the coming Maha Season commence from Tomorrow.

  Dried Samba at Rs. 52 per 1kg and Nadu at Rs.50 per kg under guaranteed price. Facilities to buy moisture paddy, too. Inter connected programme by the Department of Agrarian Development, Paddy Marketing Board together with the farmers’ community. Packing bags to supply by the Government to farmers hand itself. Inaugural ceremony t... Read more...

Press Conference

The Ministry of Agriculture is taking measures to establish a comprehensive Data Base by collecting agriculture related information throughout the island. Accordingly a special media conference chaired by the Minister MahindanandaAluthgamage has been organized at the Ministry of Agriculture tomorrow 19.01.2021 at 11.00 a.m. with the objective of pr... Read more...

Conducting Media Conference on 02.02.2021

Press Release All Media Directors, Information Editors, Conducting Media Conference on 02.02.2021 A media conference will be held at 9.00 a.m. on 02.02.2021 at the Ministry of Agriculture to explain future actions on fertilizer distribution and use, available of soil-testing kits, issuing of soil cards, establishment of Organic Fertilizer Autho... Read more...

Special Media Conference on “ Agri-Economy instead of Earning Import Economy ”

Arrangements have been made to conduct media conference on the implementation of major crop production programme which include 16 crops including potato, chillie, onion, paddy and maize. It will be held at 10.00 on 16.02.2021 at the Auditorium, 2 Floor of the Ministry of Agriculture Chaired by the Minister of Agriculture MahindanandaAluthgamage, at... Read more...

Current situation of paddy purchasing

A special media briefing will be held at 2.00 pm on 9th Tuesday March 2021 chaired by Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage to explain the current situation of the National Programme of purchasing 300,000 Metric Tons of paddy by the Government. Therefore, you are kindly requested to ensure the participation of Media personnel or a represent... Read more...

Inaugural ceremony of the national Drive for Cultivation of Follow Paddy Land

Inaugural ceremony of the national Drive for Cultivation of Follow Paddy Land   Rationale            -           For building a country self sufficient in food also ensuring food safely and making  the “Saubagyaye Dekma” Policy statement a reality in keeping with the ... Read more...

Media Covering

Editor / Director of Information Media Covering Details – Opening of a ground nut processing centre Venue – Vakavrai, Batticaloa Date – 02.04.2021 Time – 10.00 am   Opening of a cucumber processing centre Venue – Markerni, Batticaloa Date – 02.04.2021 Time – 1.30 pm   Participation - Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Ministe... Read more...

Media Briefing

Press Release On Media Briefing A Special media briefing on suspending of importation of fertilizer will be held at 10.30 a.m. tomorrow (28.04.2021) at the Ministry of Agriculture. Agriculture Minister MahindanandaAluthgamage, State Minister, Mohan Silva, Mr. Mahesh Gammanpila, Additional Secretary of the State Ministry of Fertilizer and Professo... Read more...

Media Briefing

A special media briefing is being held at 11.30 am today (30.04.2021) at the Auditorium of the Ministry of Agriculture on the suspension of Fertilizer importation. Minister of Agriculture, Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Mr. Mahesh Gammanpila, Additional Secretary of the State Ministry of Fertilizer and Professor P.I Yapa are participating the media brie... Read more...

Media conference on the Suspension of Fertilizer Importation

Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage and Prof. (Mr) P.I Yapa participated at this media briefing.       VOICE CLIP Read more...

Special Media Briefing

A special media briefing chaired by Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage also attended by Prof: ( Mr) P.I. Yapa to explain matters on the use of organic fertilizer from next Maha season onward, measures so far taken in this regard and criticisms leveled against this move will be held today (04.06.2021) at 2.00 p.m. at the Ministry of Agric... Read more...

Organic fertilizer requirements will be supplied to all farmers on subsidized basis from next Maha season

Not necessary to import organic fertilizer – false propaganda of JVP Registration for organic fertilizer commenced from next Monday. Financial support will be given to organic fertilizer producers. Organic fertilizer production are to be purchased by state fertilizer companies                 &nbs... Read more...

Paddy Purchasing of Yala Season

A special media briefing will be held at 9.00 a.m on 30.06.2021 (tomorrow) at the Ministry of Agriculture to explain the paddy purchasing programme of Yala season and to make the people aware on the measures taken by the Government to increase fines against selling rice at higher prices. Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage and the Consume... Read more...

One million Rupee each to Agrarian Services centres to produce organic fertilizer

Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage pointed out that each Agrarian Services Centre should produce 100 MT of organic fertilizer and a provision of Rs. 01 million each has been allocated to every Agrarian Service Centre in the country for this purpose.               &nbs... Read more...

Discussion to sell Parachute Trays at reduced rate for next Maha season Paddy cultivation

Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has discussed with local parachute tray manufactures day before yesterday(03) to look into the possibility of providing parachute trays at reduced rates to farmers cultivating paddy during next Maha Season under major irrigations. At the discussion the Minister requested from Manufactures to take measur... Read more...

• The Minister of Agriculture Mahindananda Aluthgamage meets newly appointed Commissioner General of Essential Services.

A special discussion was held at the Ministry of Agriculture today (31) among Bregadier (Mr) Nivunhella, new Commissioner General Essential Services appointed by H.E. the President Gotabhaya Rajapaksha, Chairman, Consumer Affairs Authority, Chairman and officials of the Paddy Marketing Board on hoarding of essential food items by businessman. This... Read more...

Covid Prevention Task Force decided to keep all Economic Centres open from tomorrow (11)

The Covid Prevention Task Force at its meeting today chaired by His Excellency the President has decided to keep open all Dedicated Economic Centres from tomorrow. This decision was taken at the request of the Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage. Accordingly opportunity is available for agri producers to sell their produce while consumers... Read more...

96% of recent data of the Department of Agrarian Development relating to distribution of fertilizer are false – A survey reveals

At the sample testing carried at based on the data submitted by the Dept. of Agrarian services on the distribution of chemical fertilizer in the recent past, it has been proved that 96% of its data are inaccurate. This was revealed before the Minister of Agriculture Mahindananda Aluthgamage when he made an inspection tour of the Hector Kobbekaduwa ... Read more...

Door open for Sri Lankan Youths for employment opportunities in Japan.

The Japanese Government has agreed to provide employment opportunities to 1000 youths of this country in agriculture farms in Japan. The Memorandum of Understanding to this effect is to be signed soon. This was revealed by Sri Lankan Ambassador in Japan Mr. Gunesekara participating in discussion held through zoom technology today (15). Participatin... Read more...

‘’ Data revealed through survey report 2015 has been corrected by the Department of Agrarian Development.’’

Director Information/Editor Dear Sir, Mr. Malinda Seneviratne, Director/ Chief Executive Director of the Hector Kobbekaduwa has sent to us a clarification relating to a press release dated 13/09/2021 issued by me on ‘’96% recent data of the Dept. of Agrarian Development relating to distribution of fertilizer are incorrect.’’ I am grateful ... Read more...

Tab Computer to Agriculture Research and Production Assistants too.

The Ministry of Agriculture has planned to distribute 10,000 Tab Computers among Agriculture Research and Production Assistants (KUPANISAS) and Agriculture Field Officers to enable for them to gain immediate access to Central Data Base of the Ministry of Agriculture to be established for the first time. This is in keeping with a proposal of the Agr... Read more...

38 Death Commemoration of Hector Kobbekaduwa falls today (18)

38 death commemoration of the farmer Minister of Agriculture late Hector Kobbekaduwa is held today and it has been organized by ‘’ Hector KobbekaduwaSansadaya’’ initiated by the late Prime Minister D.M.Jayaratne. This simple ceremony is held adhering to health guidelines with the participation of State Minister and Chairman of the Hector Kobbekadu... Read more...


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