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Agriculture Experts in South Help Army to Promote Jaffna Home Gardening
[Updated :: 2011-06-01 11:50:10 Hours]

To yield better results from the “Jafna Home Gardening” project initiated by the Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna (SF-J) with auspices of Commander Security Forces - Jaffna (SF-J) Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, 523 Brigade of Nunavil organized an agriculture awareness programme for the civilians of 52 Division area on 30th May.

Senior Tamil medium lecturers of Kundasale Agriculture Training Institute Mr. Yohalingam and Mrs. Muralitharan educated nearly 500 men and women gathered at the Chavakachcheri Cultural Centre on modern technology of home gardening using computer presentation.

Quality vegetable seeds of various types were distributed among all participants at the end of this one day educative programme.

“Best Seeds” agriculture products firm in Colombo sponsored the programme organized on guidance of General Officer Commanding 52 Division Brigadier Anura Sudhasinghe. Research and Development Manager of “Best Seeds”, Mr. Saman Jagoda, Assistant Managers Mr. S.D.K. Kotawatta and Mr. Thilina Bandaranayake, Project Officers Mr. U. Kulasiri and Mr. N. Tharshan were present on the occasion.

Commander 523Brigade Brig. Prabhath Dematampitiya coordinated the programme.

The Home Gardening project was implemented in the peninsula by the Civil Affairs and Public Relations office Jaffna in support of the government’s “Api Wawamu Rata Nagamu” cultivation project through which country’s economy is uplifted.

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