Sri Lanka, affectionately called as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, is a tear drop shaped island of 65,000sq KM surrounded by sparkling blue green sea. Moderate climate throughout the year, fertile soil, freely available ground water with fairly distributed river net work in most parts and two monsoons which bring rains for the two main cultivation seasons are the key ecological factors of the country. With these ideal conditions, agriculture sector has always performed as a major economic force in Sri Lanka, making a significant contribution to the national economy, food security and employment. At the same time agriculture is the livelihood of the majority in the rural sector and plays a key role in alleviating rural poverty. This has been well recognized from the time of independence and there has always been a cabinet portfolio set aside for the agriculture sector. Ministry of Agriculture has realized this and is committed to make its utmost contribution to achieve its mission of bringing about prosperity through providing necessary guidance and co-ordination activities for sustainable development in Agriculture.
Ministry of Agriculture
- Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development No 288,Sri Jayawardenepura Mawatha, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka,
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