Minister

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Ministry of Agriculture
Kanniya Road
Varothayanagar
Trincomalee
Tel: 026-2226035
Fax: 026-2226037

 Secretary


Mr. K. Sivanathan

Ministry of Agriculture
Eastern Provincial Council
Kanniya Road
Varothayanagar
Trincomalee
Tel:026-3269976
Fax: 026-2222025
Email : minagriculture@ep.gov.lk

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Vision
Committed, proactive and apex institution assuring food and nutrition security, increased family income contributing to improved standard of living.

Mission
Lead the development of a diversified and competitive food and agricultural sector through strengthened institutional coordination assuring nutritious food security, job creation, poverty eradication maximizing the sector’s contribution to provincial economy in a sustainable manner.

Thrust Area - 1   : Ensuring continuous planning process related to the sectors.
      
Goals
- Effective functioning of relevant provincial departments ensured.
- Resources mobilized to transform subsistence level of agriculture to commercial agriculture.
- Improved access to information and use of ICT based tools.
      
Thrust Area - 2   :  Leading the agencies and monitoring, evaluating sector performances & programs.
      
Goals
- Effective collaborative mechanism established with relevant departments in relation to implementation and monitoring of development projects.
    
Thrust Area - 3   : Improving internal efficiency, responsiveness and service delivery of departments under purview.
      
Goals
- Appropriate strategies and mechanisms instilled for effective and efficient service delivery.
    
Thrust Area - 4   :  Institutional development and governance.
      
Goals
- Core values of professionalism, integrity and efficiency established and practiced.

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Livestock Development Officers play an important role in livestock development through provision of livestock extension services to livestock farmers of the province. In this regard 12 nos of Livestock Development Officers were recruited into service at Department of Animal Production and Health Eastern Province.

A ceremony was held at the Governor’s Secretariat Trincomalee on 26th March 2019(Wednesday) to hand over the appointment letters to newly appointed Livestock Development Officers. Hon M.L.A.M Hizbullah Governor of Eastern Province graced the function as Chief Guest while Mr. D.M.Sarath Abayagunawardana Chief Secretary Eastern Province, Mr. Asanka Abeywardena Secretary to Hon Governor, Mr K Sivanathan Secretary Ministry of Agriculture and other senior officials participated in it.

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E1S 21 03 2019The ceremony to commission the Lift Irrigation Scheme in Kaluthavalai area in Batticaloa District was held on 15th March 2019 .This scheme was constructed utilizing Rs 10.0 Mn made available under Irrigation Sector Development in Province Specific Development Grant of Eastern Province. The overall objective of this development intervention is to create an enabling environment to promote the sustainable use of available water resources to agriculture development leading to balanced socio economic development of this region. It is envisaged a total of 450 acres of paddy land could be brought under cultivation in both Maha and Yala cultivation season through supplementary irrigation while high value crops could be cultivated utilizing the irrigation water made available under this scheme.

 

 

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