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Seed mafia will be eliminated soon - Abeykoon

A stamp to commemorate the anniversay being presented to Minister Dr.Amunugama

There is a seed mafia in Sri Lanka which is hampering the development of agriculture, Secretary to the President, P. B. Abeykoon said.

Speaking at the 100th anniversary celebrations of Sri Lanka School of Agriculture in Peradeniya last Saturday, he said that steps are now being taken to overcome this situation.

He said that majority of the population depend on agriculture and the government is paying attention to make them more prosperous.

He said that former Prime Minister D. S. Senanayake and President Maithipala Sirisena too studied at the Sri Lanka School of Agriculture and this shows that agriculture is being taken seriously by leaders of the country.

Sri Lanka School of Agriculture Past Students Association President Rohitha Nanayakkara said more than 10,000 Diploma holders have passed through the doors of the Sri Lanka School of Agriculture and had launched their careers with great service to the nation.

“A hundred years of service with excellence is remarkable and historic.

The Sri Lanka School of Agriculture and its diploma holders have made great contributions towards Sri Lankan agriculture.”

“D.S. Senanayake the first Prime Minister of our nation has been a student of the 1916 pioneer batch. Since then thousands of past students from the institute have done an unforgettable service in different fields for the development of this country including agri-extension, research, marketing and administration services.”

Special Projects Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama too participated in the event. The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited (ANCL) was the print media sponsor of the event.

Vignettes of the anniversary celebrations.

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