A Presidential Task Force on the Establishment of Green Agriculture in Sri Lanka has been established comprising of 14 members headed by Mr. Vijith Welikala.
The relevant gazette notification has been issued with the signature of the Secretary to the President PB Jayasundara.
The responsibilities of the task force thus appointed are to produce the required organic fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides locally, to improve the production process and, if there is a situation where the requirements cannot be met through those local products, with the approval of the Sri Lanka Standards Institution. Limited import and supply etc.
In addition, the Task Force will be tasked with communicating to the public about the health, social and economic benefits of organic food production and consumption, as well as the active participation of the public service in this green agriculture process, as well as the expansion of organic farming extension services at the field level. Are the responsibilities assigned.