The 21st Agricultural Conference of the Dept. of Agriculture was held at the Plant Gene Resources Centre, Gannoruwa at which Mr. Wasantha Aluvihare , State Minister of Agriculture , Rural Economic and Irrigation participated as the Chief Guest . The Secretary to the Ministry Mr. K.D.S Ruwanchandra and DG, Dept. of Agriculture Mr.U.M.W.Weerakoon were also participated . At this Conference the best Research officers were came in for praise in addition to granting them with cash award as well.