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  • THE SRI LANKA ARMY CORPS OF AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK CONTRIBUTED 948 KILOS OF BATANA HARVEST TO INCREASE THE EXPORT INCOME OF THE NATION

    07th July 2022 17:00:33 Hours

  • TO EXPEDITE THE AWARENESS PROGRAMME OF BASIC AGRICULTURE AROUND THE COUNTRY 6 SLACAL AND 5 (V) SLACAL CONDUCTED ONE DAY AWARENESS PROGRAMMES IN 1 CORPS -KILINOCHCHI AND 51 DIVISION- JAFFNA

    07th July 2022 16:53:37 Hours

    As a supportive mechanism to the government’s cultivation drive is spearheaded by Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army has appointed Green Agriculture Steering Committee of the Army (GASC) on Thursday (16) June 2022 in order to supplement and promote the island’s food security programme by cultivating more than 1500 acres of barren or abandoned state lands across the country. With that as per the guidance of Director General Financial Management(DGFM) of the Army and Colonel Commandant of Sri Lanka Army Corps of Agriculture and Livestock One day Basic Agriculture Awareness programmes were conducted in 1 Corps Kilinochchi and 51 Division Jaffna with the participation of more than 250 troops (Officers and ORs) on 06 July 2022. Lectures were conducted in 1 Corps by Maj WTU Perera 2IC - 6 SLACAL, 2/Lt HR Jayadewa.Maj WAPD Fonseka 2IC - 5(V) SLACAL counducted lectures in 51 Division. To expedite the ongoing nation building task in the field of Green Agriculture in Sri Lanka and mainly focusing on to protect the Island's food security these awareness programmes were organizing by Sri Lanka Army Corps of Agriculture and Livestock units to cover all around the country.

  • BASIC AGRICULTURE AWARENESS PROGRAMME WAS CONDUCTED BY 5 (V)SLACAL FOR THE TROOPS IN TAOR OF SFHQ(JAFFNA)

    07th July 2022 16:51:17 Hours

    As a supportive mechanism to the government’s cultivation drive is spearheaded by Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army has appointed Green Agriculture Steering Committee of the Army (GASC) on Thursday (16) June 2022 in order to supplement and promote the island’s food security programme by cultivating more than 1500 acres of barren or abandoned state lands across the country. With that as per the guidance of Director General Financial Management(DGFM) of the Army and Colonel Commandant of Sri Lanka Army Corps of Agriculture and Livestock Basic Agriculture Awareness programme was conducted in SFHQ (Jaffna) Cinema Hall with the participation of 16 Officers and 200 ORs under Security Force HQ(Jaffna) on 30th June 2022. Lectures were conducted by Maj WAPD Fonseka 2IC - 5(V) SLACAL and PO MSM Azam. This awareness programme was organized on the directions of Major General WMGCSB Wijayasundara RSP USP ndu Commander - Security Forces (Jaffna).

  • Sri Lanka Army Corps of Agriculture and Livestock Inaugurates Stage 1 of Maize Cultivation in Niraviya Farm

    28th June 2022 15:45:37 Hours

    The Sri Lanka Army Corps of Agriculture and Livestock, making great strides by throwing its full weight behind the government's food security programme began its Stage 1 of Maize Cultivation Project on 27th June 2022 at Niraviya Army Farm at Thambuttegama during a simple inaugural ceremony, attended by Major General Jagath Kodituwakku, Chief of Staff representing the Commander of the Army. The Stage 1 of Maize Cultivation Project, set to cover 500 acres in total commenced the project covering 100 acres of land at first in this Army-owned Niraviya Farm, managed by the Army Directorate of Agriculture and Livestocks (Dte of A & L). As recent as 16 June 2022, Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army, embarking upon this gigantic project of national and timely importance established the Army's Green Agriculture Steering Committee (GASC) in order to supplement and promote the island’s food security programme by cultivating more than 1500 acres of barren or derelict state lands across the country after the government offered more lands to the Army for cultivation. Upon his arrival, Major General Jagath Kodituwakku, Chief of Staff was received by Brigadier Arosha Rajapaksha, Director, Dte of A & L who afterwards invited the day's Chief Guest to uncover the name-board to the effect of the project in the specific designated area for Maize cultivation. After a while, the Chief of Staff, together with a gathering of Army personnel inaugurated the Stage 1 of the project by planting several maize saplings at the location. Several Senior officers including Major General Shiran Abeysekara, Colonel Commandant SLACAL and Director General Financial Management, Major General Indu Samarakoon, Army Logistic Commander took part in the day's inaugural ceremony.

  • DIRECTOR AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK VISITS TO 5(V) SLACAL-JAFFNA.

    27th June 2022 17:42:42 Hours

    The Director Agriculture and Livestock Brigadier Arosha Rajapaksha RSP made a formal visit to 5(V) Sri Lanka Army Corps of Agriculture and Livestock , Jaffna on 27th June 2022. The Director A & L was warmly welcomed by the Commanding Officer Leuitenet Colonel WPK Samaranayake psc SLA at 5(V) Sri Lanka Army Corps of Agriculture and Livestock. The Director A & L was briefed on technical functioning of the 5(V) SLACAL by the Commanding Officer.After the COs briefing Director Agriculture and Livestock participated for the all ranks tea party and Director addressed the troops at 5(V) SLACAL.Finally Director visited SF (J) army farm and end the visit.

  • SECOND BASIC AGRICULTURE AWARENESS PROGRAMME WAS CONDUCTED BY 6 SLACAL IN TAOR OF SFHQ(MLT)

    27th June 2022 17:39:33 Hours

    As a supportive mechanism to the government’s cultivation drive is spearheaded by Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army has appointed Green Agriculture Steering Committee of the Army (GASC) on Thursday (16) June 2022 in order to supplement and promote the island’s food security programme by cultivating more than 1500 acres of barren or abandoned state lands across the country. With that as per the guidance of Director General Financial Management(DGFM) of the Army and Colonel Commandant of Sri Lanka Army Corps of Agriculture and Livestock and under the supervision of Directorate of Agriculture & Livestock first Basic Agriculture Awareness programme was conducted in 59 Div Battalion Training School with the participation of 133 troops (Officers and ORs) under Security Force HQ, 59 Div, 64 Div,68 Div,FMA( Mulathiu) on 27th June 2022. Lectures were conducted by Maj WTU Perera 2IC - 6 SLACAL, 2/Lt AT Shan,2/Lt HR Jayadewa, PO BGR Madushanka, PO MPSH Dias. This was the second phase of an ongoing nation building task in the field of Green Agriculture in Sri Lanka and this awareness programme was organized on the directions of Major General W A S S Wanasinghe RSP USP ndu Commander - Security Forces (Mullaittivu).

  • DIRECTOR AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK OPNED A NEW RICE MILLING CENTRE AT ARMY FARM KANDAKADU.

    27th June 2022 11:50:05 Hours

    The Director Agriculture and Livestock Brigadier Arosha Rajapaksha RSP made technical inspection visit to 3(V) Sri Lanka Army Corps of Agriculture and Livestock , Kandakadu on 24th June 2022. The Director Agriculture and Livestock was warmly welcomed by the Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel BMTA Baddewela RSP psc IG SLA at 3 (V) Sri Lanka Army Corps of Agriculture and Livestock. In view of the current economic crisis in the country, Another phase of Green Agriculture Steering Committee the Director, Agriculture and Livestock inaugurated a new Rice Milling Centre on 24th June 2022 at the 3(V)rd Sri Lanka Army Corps of Agriculture and Livestock - Kandakadu with the objective of ensuring food security in the country. This is to be implemented in the future under the full supervision of the Sri Lanka Army Directorate of Agriculture and Livestock and the new machine here will be able to produce eighteen thousands of kilos of rice per day. As Sri Lanka Army Corps of Agriculture and Livestock Regiment we are pleased to announce that with the introduction of this new Rice Milling Centre by the Sri Lanka Army Corps of Agriculture and Livestock, we will be able to provide rice milling facilities to civilians in the future.

  • CENTRE COMMANDANT SLACAL VISITS TO 2(V) SLACAL-KARANDENIYA.

    27th June 2022 11:47:23 Hours

    The Centre Commandant of Sri Lanka Army Corps of Agriculture and Livestock Brigadier RMJB Ratnayaka RSP made a formal visit to 2(V) Sri Lanka Army Corps of Agriculture and Livestock , Karandeniya on 24th June 2022. The Centre Commandant was accorded with a drive pass and welcomed by the Commanding Officer Major WAND Jayasundara at 2(V) Sri Lanka Army Corps of Agriculture and Livestock.Spondias dulcis (syn. Spondias cytherea), known commonly as ambarella sapling was planted by the Centre Commandant to mark his first formal visit to the battalion after assuming duties as the Centre Commandant. The Centre Commandant was briefed on administrative functioning of the 2(V) SLACAL by the Commanding Officer.After the COs briefing Centre Commandant participated for the all ranks tea party and Centre Commandant addressed the troops at 2(V) SLACAL. During the visit, the Centre Commandant inspected the infrastructure facilities and accommodation facilities belong to the battalion.

  • BASIC AGRICULTURE AWARENESS PROGRAMME WAS CONDUCTED BY 6 SLACAL IN SECURITY FORCE HEADQUARTERS (MULLAITIVU)

    23rd June 2022 11:02:01 Hours

    As a supportive mechanism to the government’s cultivation drive is spearheaded by Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army has appointed Green Agriculture Steering Committee of the Army (GASC) on Thursday (16) June 2022 in order to supplement and promote the island’s food security programme by cultivating more than 1500 acres of barren or abandoned state lands across the country. With that as per the guidance of Director General Financial Management(DGFM) of the Army and Colonel Commandant of Sri Lanka Army Corps of Agriculture and Livestock and under the supervision of Directorate of Agriculture & Livestock first Basic Agriculture Awareness programme was conducted in Security Force Headquarters Mullaittivu with the participation of 350 troops (Officers and ORs) under Security Force HQ, 57 Div and 66 Div. Lectures were conducted by Maj WTU Perera 2IC - 6 SLACAL and PO KGMIK Ariyarathne, PO MPSH Dias. This was the first phase of an ongoing nation building task in the field of Green Agriculture in Sri Lanka and this awareness programme was organized on the directions of Major General W A S S Wanasinghe RSP USP ndu Commander - Security Forces (Mullaittivu).

  • THE FIRST ADVANCE LIVESTOCK COURSE COMMENCE AT SRI LANKA ARMY SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE - ARALAGANWILA

    21st June 2022 22:56:33 Hours

    As per the instructions of Director General Financial Management (DGFM) of the Army and Colonel Commandant of Sri Lanka Army Corps of Agriculture & Livestock Major General WBSM Abeysekera RSP USP the first Advance Livestock Course (Animal Husbandry) with the participation of 22 students was started on 20 June 2022 at Aralaganwila Agricultural Training School. This course will conduct from 20 June to 3rd July 2022( Two weeks) with the objective of further expanding the Agricultural knowledge of the Officers and Other ranks of the Regiment of Agriculture and Livestock. Commandant School of Agriculture and Livestock Lt Col DLCN Muththanthirige conducted the opening address for the course at School of Agriculture Aralaganwila. Lectures will be conducted by Maj KWL Niroshan (CI) and Capt SDV Dissanayake. It has been planned to conduct Livestock Specialized course in near future in order to uplift and enhance the livestock knowledge of the Officers and Other Ranks in the Corps of Agriculture.