Sri Lanka Export Development Board in collaboration with National Plant Quarantine Service (NPQS), Department of National Botanic Gardens (DNBG) and Sri Lanka floriculture industry experts will organize a full day workshop on production of ornamental plants
Sri Lanka is abound with arable lands of many climatic variations from temperate to tropical and sub tropical, with naturally occurring resources which are conducive for a agro industrial economy. The natural and man-made facilities make Sri Lanka the ideal choice for agriculture and agro-based industries.
Naturally rich soil; a wide range of agro-climatic zones; a well distributed rainfall pattern together with a strong network of irrigation facilities; and supported by the skills of an intelligent, educated younger generation; facilitate uninterrupted agriculture production in the country. A special feature of Sri Lanka is the agricultural diversity accounted for by the varying climatic conditions.
'Mother nature' has made Sri Lanka ideal for agriculture where the agricultural sector is backed by extensive agro-based infrastructure. Facilitated by appropriate export service facilities, Sri Lanka has become the best choice for investment in export agriculture.
Trincomalee is Asia’s largest and one of the best natural harbours which belongs to Sri Lanka and the commercial port in Colombo is rated among the most commercial and efficient harbours. It offers a comprehensive range of services to shippers and is fast developing into one of the major centres for entrepot trade in the region. A well-established road-rail network and high ways constantly developed to meet the demand of the modern age, facilitates production, for both local consumption and export trade. Modern communication systems are well established in the Island. Sri Lanka is well served by major international air lines while the national carrier, Sri Lankan Air Lines itself operates regular and charter services to major destinations in the world, for passengers and commercial cargo. Even private air charter service is available exclusively for cargo. The cargo village at the Colombo International Airport is equipped with cold room facilities and many more modern types of equipments.
The export led growth policy of the Government is implemented through the Sri Lanka Export Development Board which is the apex body for development and promotion of exports from the country. The Export Agriculture Division of the Board co-ordinates and implements the supportive export led strategies in close liaison with the private sector.
Even though rich traditions passed down from the generations are still practiced by the farming community, Sri Lanka is fast becoming an emerging economy which utilizes the state-of-theart technology in agricultural production.