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    President Visits Seetha Eliya Seed Potato Farm Featured

    August 17, 2014

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday (16) made an inspection visit to the Seetha Eliya Agriculture Research and Development Institute. The President was received at the Seed Potato Farm by Deputy Agriculture Director M.C. Jayasinghe and the staff.

     

    The President inspected the laboratories and the Green House complex of the institute. The Research Centre conducts research to produce high quality seed potato varieties and introduces them to the farmers at reasonable prices. The institute produces 450 metric tons of seed potatoes annually. It also conducts research into flower plants, vegetables and fruits.

     

    The President had mutual discussions with the staff and the farming community who were present.

     

    Ministers Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, C.B. Ratnayake, Navin Dissanayake, Parliamentarians Sri Ranga, V. Radhakrishnan, Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake, Presidential Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath, Agriculture Ministry Secretary R.M.D.B. Meegasmulla and Agriculture Director General Dr. Rohan Wijesekera were present. (KH)

    Last modified on Sunday, 17 August 2014 08:33

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