A special programme to apprise the officials regarding the strategies of the Government to develop the agriculture in accordance with the programme for Era of Sustainability was held with the participation of over 3,000 officials belongs to all the institutions affiliated to the Ministry of Agriculture, under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and with the participation of the Minister of Agriculture, Duminda Disanayake, at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, today (18).
The President also symbolically presented compensation payments made by the Govijana Insurance Board to the farmers, who did not have any insurance coverage for the damaged paddy crops in Maha season, 2016 due to the natural disasters.
Presentation of computers to the Govijana Development provincial officers was also held during the event.
The President also launched the data base which links 521 Govijana Centres.
Minister of Agriculture, Duminda Disanayake, State Minister, Wasantha Aluwihare, Deputy Speaker, Thilanga Sumathipala, Provincial council agricultural ministers and public officials participated in this event.