Farmer community to get university training

Jayantha Wijesinghe, co-Initiator and coordinator of Kelani Saviya (University of Peradeniya) and Kelani Shakthi (University of Jaffna) with Dean, Faculty of Agriculture University of Jaffna Professor T. Mikunthan and Project coordinator and visiting lecturer of the Faculty of Agriculture, Makeswaran Rajethan
Jayantha Wijesinghe, co-Initiator and coordinator of Kelani Saviya (University of Peradeniya) and Kelani Shakthi (University of Jaffna) with Dean, Faculty of Agriculture University of Jaffna Professor T. Mikunthan and Project coordinator and visiting lect

A new CSR to train farmers in national universities is on the cards.

Co-Initiator and coordinator Jayantha Wijesinghe of the popular Kelani Saviya ( University of Peradeniya ) and Kelani Shakthi (University of Jaffna) a joint skill development CSR Program launched in 2007 and 2014 respectively with M/s Kelani Cables Plc, recently held talks with the Dean , Faculty of Agriculture University of Jaffna Professor T. Mikunthan and Project coordinator and visiting lecturer of the Faculty of Agriculture, Makeswaran Rajethan to launch similar program for Farmer community in Jaffna.

The main objective of the program is to add value to their noble profession by tailor made course of six month, for young farmers who have G.C.E.(O/L).

The course includes water management, soil management and environmental friendly farming techniques together with update knowledge of most appropriate commercial crops for North, Wijesinghe told Daily News Business.

He added that the course will be designed by the Faculty of Agriculture and the draft MoU will also be prepared by the Faculty of Agriculture under the guidance of Dean, Prof. T Mikunthan and steps will be taken to submit same to the sponsors shortly.

Further he said the Authorities of the University of Peradeniya also given their consent to him to go ahead with the proposal to launch the same program by the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Peradeniya, which suits to the geographical diversity of the country.


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