Mango ripening chambers, plastic crates for transportation, cardboard boxes for packing mango for retail market and other required equipment were provided for free for 05 beneficiaries selected through the training programs conducted previously on “use safe methods for fruit ripening” as an initiative. Additionally, plastic crates and 05 mobile stalls were provided for 20 more beneficiaries.

As a result of the technology introduced for safe ripening of mango in the training programs conducted by the Institute of Post Harvest Technology, mango ripened by safe methods and which were having superior quality characteristics and especially good taste were launched to the market on the same day. It is a remarkable achievement that Keels and Cargills companies having the leading super market chains in the country were willing to purchase these mangos.

Under the supervision of Mr. kavinda Dissanayake, Chairman of Institute of Post Harvest Technology the Technology Transfer Division conducted this project successfully with the support of all staff members of the Institute.  

The inaugural session of the development project “Improvement of supply and value chain activities of mango in Sri Lanka” conducted by the Institute of Post Harvest Technology of Ministry of Agriculture was successfully held on 09.01.2017 at Omaragolla, Kurunegala. The occasion was graced by the presence of Mr. B. Wijayarathne, Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture, Mr. D.B. Bandulasena, Secretary of the State Ministry of Agriculture and Mr. Kavinda Dissanayake, Private Secretary of the Hon Minister of Agriculture, and other distinguished guests invited by Mr. Kavinda Dissanayake, Chairman of Institute of Post Harvest Technology. Officers of government and private organizations of the area, political institutions, mango collectors, transporters, whole sellers, retailers and general public of the area were also present at the occasion.

Omaragolla Mango

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