The occasion was graced by the presence of Hon. Mr. Duminda Dissanayake, Minister of Agriculture and Hon. Mr. Wasantha Aluwihare, State Minister of Agriculture by the invitation made by Mr. Kavinda Dissanayake, Chairman of Institute of Post Harvest Technology.  

The inaugural session of the development project “Training of Trainers on postharvest technology” conducted by the Institute of Post Harvest Technology of the Ministry of Agriculture, was successfully held on 13th Oct.2016 in line with the “National Farmer week 2016” at the Dedicated Economic Center in Dambulla.

National Farmer week 2016

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For this occasion, many distinguished guests including officers of the Agriculture Ministry, other government and private institutions participated. Furthermore, farmers, fruit and vegetable collectors, transporters, whole sellers, retailers and many other participants also participated to the event. At the end of the occasion, a practical session to demonstrate the post harvest loss and activities leading towards it was conducted. Further, at this moment, safe packaging were also distributed free for the beneficiaries at the presence of the hon. Ministers.