“Rising of East-2018” Mega Agricultural Exhibition organized by the Ministry of Agriculture Eastern Province in collaboration with the Departments under its purview was ceremonially declared opened by the Hon Governor of Eastern Province Rohitha Bogollagama on 19th September 2018 at In-Service Training Institute, Karadiyanaru, Batticaloa.
This exhibition was a great success bringing in immense benefits to the farmer community of Eastern Province. Agriculture sector has been recognized as a major contributor to Eastern economy over a period of time and with the changes in technology and other developments taking place in other provinces, Eastern Province agriculture too needs to be updated to face the national challenges. This mega exhibition consisting 50 commercial stall and demonstration plots attracted over 25,000 farmers, agro based entrepreaunears and students. Furthermore it provided a platform for latest technology and service providers to showcase their latest products and services to provide farming community of Eastern Province an opportunity to become partners of national food production drive.
Mr K Thurairasasingham, Former Minister of Agriculture Eastern Province, Vice Chancellor Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Secretaries and Heads of Departments of Eastern Provincial Council, representatives of farmer organization and others participated in the inaugural function.