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FAO Representative for Sri Lanka and the Maldives - Vimlendra Sharan, USAID Mission Director for Sri Lanka - Gabriel Grau, United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka - Julie Chung, Agriculture Minister Mahinda Amaraweera,  Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture - Gunadasa Samarasinghe, Commissioner-General of the Department of Agrarian Development and Farmer Representative gracing the fertiliser handing over event. Pix by Nimal Siri Edirisingha

19 March 2023, Colombo – With funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Sri Lanka delivered 36 000 tonnes of Triple Super Phosphate (TSP) fertilizer to the Ministry of Agriculture today for immediate distribution to all paddy farmers across the country. This is the first shipment of Triple Super Phosphate (TSP) fertilizer to arrive in Sri Lanka since 2021 and will provide essential nutrients to paddy crops cultivated by over one million paddy farmers in the upcoming Yala cultivation season (April – August 2023) and beyond.


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