Army produced organic fertilizer handed over to ‘Lak Pohora’

Army produced organic fertilizer handed over to ‘Lak Pohora’

Army produced organic fertilizer handed over to ‘Lak Pohora’

Written by Zulfick Farzan

28 Nov, 2021 | 8:21 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka Army handed over another consignment of 91,000 kgs of organic manure, produced by troops serving under the Security Force HQ-East, to government-owned ‘Lak Pohora’ Ceylon Fertilizer Company Ltd on Saturday (27).

“To be in consistent with the government’s policy of introducing organic fertilizer for cultivation and agricultural purposes, the Army has been at the forefront of producing such stocks in the past few months,” said Army Commander General Shavendra Silva during the hand-over.

All Security Force HQs island-wide have been contributing to this national project by so far producing more than 25,000 tonnes.

All battalions under island-wide Security Force establishments in future, with the Directorate of Agriculture and Livestock would continue to contribute to the project, remarked General Shavendra Silva.

The stock, produced by the SFHQ-East as its Phase -2 of the Organic Fertlizer Project was the collective efforts of all East-based troops on the guidelines given by Major General Channa Weerasuriya, Commander, Security Forces-East and its formal delivery to government authorities took place at the 22 Division HQ premises, headed by General Shavendra Silva who is currently in Trincomalee for several official assignments.

Dammika Rathnayake, Regional Manager (East) at ‘Lak Pohora’ Ceylon Fertilizer Company Ltd symbolically accepted the stock at the occasion.

Earlier on 26 October 2021, the Security Force Headquarters – East (SFHQ -E), pushing forward the government’s organic fertilizer production drive as per instructions given by the Commander of the Army to all formations, handed over its SFHQ-E troops-produced first carbonic fertilizer stock of 86,961 kgs to the Ceylon Fertilizer Company Limited (Lak Pohora).

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