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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...

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...

Harvesting and purchasing of paddy in Amapara district continue these days.

Harvesting and purchasing of paddy continue in Amapara district which make exclusive contribution towards paddy production in Sri Lanka. In the district alone 82,385 hactatres are under paddy cultivation and 2367 metrict tons of paddy harvest have been obtained up to now. Meanwhile under government’s paddy purchasing programme, purchasing of paddy... Read more...

Majority of farmers in Batticaloa and Trincomalee districts commenced paddy harvesting these days.

According to figures released by Agrarian Services Officers, 67414 hactares of paddy lands have been cultivated in Batticaloa district alone during this Maha season, of which harvesting of 35417 hactares have already been completed. MeenwhileDivisional Agrarian Services Officers, Trincomalee district state that paddy harvesting of 16722 hactares, ... Read more...

Special Media Conference - 2022.03.09

A Special media programme chaired by Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Minister of Agriculture has been organized to make aware of the National Agricultural Policy.   Date : 2022.03.09 Time : 09.15 AM Venue : At the Auditorium of the Ministry   You are kindly requested to ensurethe participation of media man/ media woman to cover this ... Read more...

Special Media Conference – 21.03.2022

Special Media Conference has been organized at the Ministry of Agriculture to make aware on fertilizer distribution details of which are as follows; Read more...

Green Nation

News Director/ News Editor,   Inaugural Ceremony of the “Green Nation” The National Home Gardening Drive 2022   “Green Nation” The Inaugural Ceremony of the National Home Gardening Drive 2022 is due to commence at 09.18 on 29.03.2022 with the participation of Hon. Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage along with some other Mi... Read more...

Chemical fertilizer stocks found recently in burned down residences of certain politicians

Agriculture Minister Mahinda Amaraweera instructed to carry out urgent investigation regarding chemical fertilizer stocks found in residences of certain politicians recently. Aggressive groups during the recent unfortunate events have burnt down or badly damaged residences of many politicians.Information was circulated through public and social me... Read more...

Releasing of fuel required for paddy farming in Yala season

Crash programme for distributing fuel required for Yala season paddy farming.  Yala season 2022 has already been commenced. However, the Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister of Agriculture, Wildlife and Forest Resources Conservation has given serious consideration to the difficulties faced by farmers due to non-availability of fuel in all agricultura... Read more...

Sri Lanka is self-sufficient in ground nuts

  The Dept. of Agriculture says that ground nut harvest has exceeded the national requirement recording with nearly two fold increase.The ground nuts are cultivated in Sri Lanka as supplementary food crop.   Agriculture Minister Mahinda Amaraweera sought information on local ground nut cultivation at a meeting held recently with crop lea... Read more...

It has been decided to apprehend racketeers and individuals unauthorizedly occupying lands in Kebilitta Reservation and file cases against them

  It has been reported to the Ministry of Forest Resources Conservation that certain individuals in Moneragala are trying yesterday (31) and today (01) to unauthorizedly occupy lands belonging to the Kebilitta Reservation on pretext of cultivation. Read more...

The procurement of Triple Super Phosphate fertilizer for Maha Season 2022/23

  Click here to get forms   Any person/organization/ institution who is interested in bidding for the procurement of TSP fertilizer for Maha Season 2022 is requested to send his/organization’s/ Institution’s Email and Telephone numbers to the Email address procurement_sma@agrimin.gov.lk for the purpose of informing on pre – bid meeti... Read more...

Invitation for the Procurement of Urea for Maha Season 2022/23

  Click here to get forms   Any person/organization/ institution who is interested in bidding for the procurement of Urea fertilizer for Maha Season 2022 is requested to send his/organization’s/ Institution’s Email and Telephone numbers to the Email address procurement_sma@agrimin.gov.lk for the purpose of informing on pre – bid meet... Read more...

Paddy Marketing Board buys 282 metric tons of paddy yesterday (21).

The Paddy Marketing Board has purchased 282 metric tons of paddy yesterday (21), which is the fourth day since the paddy procurement started. Read more...

Procurement of Eco-friendly locally manufactured fertilizer in addition to chemical fertilizer for paddy cultivation during Maha Season of 2022/23

  EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) - DOWNLOAD Required additional Information for EOI - Eco friendly Fertilizer - DOWNLOAD   Read more...

The Paddy Marketing Board releases Rs.250 Million today (02) payable to farmers for paddy stocks purchased during this Yala season

Purchasing of Yala season paddy harvest by the Paddy Marketing Board commenced from 18th last August. Accordingly, the Paddy Marketing Board has been able to purchase 7035 Metric Tons of Paddy at a minimum guaranteed price within 15 days, one kg. of Nadu at Rs.120/- , Samba at Rs.125/- and Keeri Samba at Rs.130/-. Although arrangements were made ... Read more...

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is responsible for formulating a mechanism with regard to the issue of Chinese Fertilizer Vessel in a manner not to harm friendship between the two countries.

The Media Personnel yesterday (04) questioned the Minister of Agriculture Wildlife and Forest Resources, Mahinda Amaraweera over special report issued by the Auditor General that action should be filed against fertilizer vessel purchased by “Gingdao Sea Win Biotech” of China. The media men questioned the Minister when he was participating in an ob... Read more...

It has been decided to send all employees indulged in fuel fraud of Milco Factory in Ambewela on compulsory leave.

Milco chairmen Mr. Renuka Perera informed this morning the Honerable Minister of Agriculture, wildlife and forest resources conservation of large-scale diesel fraud in Ambewela Factory of Milco Company. Read more...

Wild Elephant Population in Sri Lanka swell up to 7000

The Department of Wildlife states that the wild elephant population in Sri Lanka has now been increased upto 7000. It had been reported earlier that the number of those animals in the Island had been around 5600. The Department of Wildlife at a discussion with the Hon. Minister of Agriculture, Wildlife and Forest Resources Conservation, Mahinda A... Read more...

Dr. Goigodagamage Bandula is appointed as Chairman of the Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute (HARTI)

Dr. Goigodagamage Bandula has been appointed as Chairman of the Agrarian Research and Training Institute by the Minister of Agriculture, Wildlife and Forest Resources Conservation, Mahinda Amaraweera with effect from today (20). HARTI is an institute operating under this Ministry. Read more...

The Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera states that we cannot be satisfied with the future of the poultry industry in Sri Lanka because the importation of mother hens has been reduced from 80,0…

A progress review meeting was held in the morning today (23) at the Department of Animal production and Health chaired by the Minister of Agriculture Wildlife and Forest Resources Conservation Mahinda.Amaraweera. At this meeting discussions were mainly centered on the future development activities of local fresh milk industry and chicken production... Read more...

The second zone of small animal habitat, animal breeding conservation and protection centre of vulnerable birds at Safari Garden, Rediyagama in the Hambantota district is to be open tomorrow (04).

Arrangements have been made to open the second zone of small animal habitat, animal breeding conservation and protection centre of vulnerable birds at Safari Garden, Rediyagama in the Hambantota district. Read more...

The highest income received in one day of the year by all Zoological Gardens including the Zoological Garden, Dehiwela records on the World Children’s Day.

The Zoological Garden, Dehiwela records the highest income earned in one day of this year – i.e. on October 01 being the World Children’s Day. Read more...

Agriculture Sector Modernization project is ready to meet 21.2 percent of the country’s chillie requirement

Agriculture Sector Modernization Project is optimistic that it would be able to fulfill 21.2 percent of the country’s total chillie requirement through its newly started chillie cultivation drive. Read more...

The Department of Agrarian Development emphasize that even a single farmer in Sri Lanka has not kept away from farming during the past few years

The Ministry of Agriculture, Wildlife and Forest Resources Conservation instructed the Dept. of Agrarian Development to report him immediately regarding the actual situation of allegations made by certain individuals and groups that farmers are refraining from paddy cultivation. Read more...

It appears that Milco Company is to stand on their feet this year than 2021

The Minister of Agriculture, Wildlife and Forest Resources Conservation Mahinda Amaraweera instructed the higher management of the Milco Company, being a government owned enterprise to formulate a new programme of work immediately to convert the same into profit earning state institution. Read more...

The Minister of Agriculture assures that nobody will be allowed to provide farmer with soil in tanks and waste material as organic fertilizer

The Department of Agriculture has recommended to use 70% of chemical fertilizer and 30% of organic fertilizer for paddy cultivation in Maha season of 2022/23. Accordingly, steps will be taken to supply quality organic fertilizer to farmers. “In this Maha season nobody will be allowed to provide soil in tanks and waste material to farmers” the Minis... Read more...

The Ministry of Agriculture is ready at 12.00 a.m. Tomorrow (11) to discuss with any party interested in Urea Tender

It appears to the Ministry of Agriculture that views expressed by certain parties on Urea Fertilizer tender to be purchased under World Bank credit for paddy cultivation during Maha season 2022/23 are baseless. Read more...

Decision to cultivate 450 acres of chillie this year under Agriculture Sector Modernization Project

It has been planned to commence a number of chillie cultivation projects covering another 450 acres within this year under Agriculture Sector Modernization Project which being foreign funded project operating under the Ministry of Agriculture. Read more...

Stern action against companies issuing waste material as organic fertilizer for this Maha season

The National farmers Association stated that certain companies manufacturing organic fertilizer have issued tank soil, residues of paddy husk burned-out and black-coloured soil with tyre burned ash. Read more...

Recommendation to issue 176 kg of Urea per hectare of paddy land in this Maha season

The Minister of Agriculture, Wildlife and Forest Resources Conservation states that the Dept. of Agriculture has recommended to issue 176 kg of Urea per 01 ha. of paddy land in the coming Maha season. Read more...

The Ministry of Wildlife and Forest Resources Conservation emphasizes that it is not involved in any way in the importation of cattle species called ‘Gavara’ in to Sri Lanka

Various views are being expressed through media and social media that action has been taken to import and release cattle species call ‘Gavara’ into jungles of this country. Read more...

Decision to provide compensation for the two wild life officers killed by elephant attacks.

Minister of Agriculture, Wildlife and Forest Resources Conservation, Mahinda Amaraweera yesterday (08) instructed the Secretary of the Ministry, Mrs.Chandra Herath to take steps to provide compensation to the two wildlife officers who were killed due to elephant attacks at the Elephant Transit Home (“Eth Athuru Sevana”) and Pinnawala Elephant Orp... Read more...

All 05 elephant corridors in Anuradhapura District encroached by humans

It was revealed that the main reason for aggravating the human-elephant conflict in Anuradhapura District was encroachment of the 05 main elephant corridors located in that area by various people. Read more...

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