The National Dairy Farmers’ Conference organized to empower the local dairy farmers was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Shalika Ground in Narahenpita, today (16). This kind of conference was held for the first time in the history of Sri Lanka.
The President symbolically handed over the dividends of Milko Dairy Farmers’ Societies to the farmers and the presentation of scholarships for the children of the farmers was also held under the President’s patronage.
During this event the Milko Company introduced their new product which was produced under the national toxin free dairy programme and it was presented to the President.
A special memento was presented to the President to mark his participation in this event.
Minister Wijith Wijayamuni Zoysa, Western Provincial Council Minister Gamini Tilakasiri, Secretary to the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development and Rural Economic Affairs Mr. Mayadunne, the Chairman of the Milko Company and others participated in this event.