|Name & Designation
Hon. Mahinda Amaraweera
Public Relations Officer
Minister of Agriculture and Plantation Mr. Mahinda Amaraweera appointed as a Chairman of 37th session on Asia Pacific Regional Conference on UNFAO today.Read more...
The 37th session of the Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific of Food and Agriculture Organization will be held on February 19,20,21 and 22 at the Hilton Hotel Colombo.Read more...
Mr. Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister of Agriculture and Plantation Industries stated that an amount of 1000 million rupees has been set aside this year to implement programs to attract the youth community to agriculture in this country.Read more...
A major multilateral conference opened today in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo which aims to transform the Asia-Pacific region’s agrifood systems, after multiple human and economic crises have set back progress to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly those to end hunger and poverty and reduce inequalities (SDGs 2, 1, 10).Read more...
Dr. Sanathani Ranasinghe, Director of the said Research Institute stated that the research conducted by the Lunuwila Coconut Research Institute on the preparation of coconut plants using tissue culture technology for the first time in the world was very successful.Read more...
A report based on the assessment title "Proactive Disclosure under the RTI act in Sri Lanka: Ranking public authorities" examined the compliance of public authorities with proactive disclosure under the RTI act.Read more...
Sri Lanka has chosen to host the 37th session of the Asia Pacific Regional Conference (APRC) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), to be held from 19th to 22nd February 2024 in Colombo.Read more...
The Thirty-seventh Session of the Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (APRC) will be held as a high-level Ministerial in-person event in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 19 – 22 February 2024.Read more...
Mr. Mahinda Amaraweera Minister of Agriculture and Plantation Industries has stated that the government was able to start paying the highest amount of compensation to the farmers for crop damage caused by drought and floods in the 2023 Yala season in this year within two months of crop damage.Read more...
A ceremony to appraise the exporters involved in the palmyra related industry was held today (15) in the morning at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute. The ceremony was presided over by Mr. Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister of Agriculture and Plantation Industry and high officials including foreign ambassadors and exporters of palmyra related products participated in the ceremony.Read more...
Although there is a high demand for spices in Sri Lanka in the international market, so far there has not been a work order to ensure the quality of spices in our country.Read more...
A youth from Anuradhapura has set a record by earning the highest income from chili harvest.Read more...
There is also a Proposal to establish a Model Village for King-coconut export cultivation in the next year.Read more...
In a Cabinet reshuffle yesterday (23) morning, Minister Mahinda Amaraweera was sworn in as the Minister of Agriculture and Plantation Industries at the Presidential Secretariat.Read more...
The research carried out by the agronomists of the Department of Agriculture to identify two new varieties of pomegranate for cultivation in the country has been extremely successful so far. These two pomegranate varieties with high yield and very sweet taste are going to be introduced for cultivation in the country by the Department of Agriculture in a few months.Read more...