The Food Production National Programme 2017 of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) was held recently at its Chaithya premises under the patronage of SLPA’s Acting Chairman P.G. Dasanayake and the participation of the Managing Director of SLPA - H.D.A.S. Premachandra.
The SLPA segment of the national programme was held in parallel to its main event held along with the initiative of President Maithripala Sirisena in Kekirawa. The Acting Chairman of SLPA P.G. Dasanayake expressing views at the occasion stated that the SLPA’s contributory launch of the programme adhered to the guidance extended in this regard by Minister of Ports and Shipping Mahinda Samarasinghe and further to the instructions by the Chairman of SLPA Parakrama Dissanayake.
“At a time the global concern is towards sharing and implementation of food security concepts amidst natural devastations and other challenges, the government’s initiations on the Food Production National Programme is a massive leap forward aiming a self-sufficient future Sri Lanka,” Dasanayake said. He also said that the employees of SLPA would contribute their maximum participation to make this national objective a success.
A programme of distributing agri-seeds and plants was also held parallel to the programme held at SLPA. The members of the SLPA, board of directors, heads of divisions and sections, and a large number of employees of SLPA attended the programme.