Award ceremony of the SLCARP National Awards for the excellence in Agricultural Research, a mandatory function of the SLCARP Act. No 47, 1987, for recognizing the most outstanding research and researchers in agricultural research. Three most outstanding researches and researchers were given awards from each sector of Plantation, Non Plantation, and livestock & Fisheries. In addition, one research study from the plantation sector was selected to award a certificate of Commendation. The Award Ceremony was held on 14th December 2017 at the Auditorium of the Institute of Policy Studies, No 100/20, and Independence Avenue, Colombo 07. 120 participants were participated at this event sector was selected to award a certificate of Commendation.
CARP delegation headed by Secretary agriculture visited Malaysia, Thailand and Philippine to make arrangements for the capacity building of NARS scientists. For this purpose CARP submitted a cabinet paper and obtained Rs. 300 million per year over the next 5 years to train our scientists at MSc and PhD level.
CARP delegation visited University Putra Malaysia, Kasetsart University Thailand, AIT Thailand, and University of the Philippine Los Banos (UPLB). Delegation also visited IRRI and signed an agreement to establish a host country IRRI centre at Batalagoda RRDI.
NARS Scientists in the Department of Agriculture, VRI, NARA, TRI, RRI, SRI and Export Agriculture Research Institute are expected to enter the web sites of the above universities and explore opportunities for post graduate training. CARP is planning to have a selection procedure with the approval of the respective organization Heads to select suitable candidates. SLCARP will be meeting the tuition fee, air travel and stipen will be paid.
University Putra Malaysia
University of the Philippines Los Baños
Kasetsart University – Thailand
Asian Institute of Technology – Thailand
Please contact Dr. Shanika Jayasekara for more details Mobile: +94718565259
External review panel appointed by the Council visited FRDI, Horana and substations in Kundasale, Eraminigolla and Gannoruwa on 23,30 and 31 August 2017 respectively. Review panel met the Deputy Directors of Agriculture and discussed with them how the fruit research sector in the country could be further improved.