Largest And Most Technologically Advanced Bio-fertilizer Factory In Sri Lanka Opened

Shakila Ifham

January 24, 2023


Touted as the largest and most technologically advanced bio-fertilizer factory in Sri Lanka, with an annual production capacity of one million litres of bio-fertilizer, Lanka Bio Fertilizer Company located at Millewa, Horana was opened Tuesday by Agriculture Minister Mahinda Amaraweera.

The production of bio-fertilizers for the local market was started in this 40,000 square feet factory with modern technology.

Biofilm bio-fertilizers are produced in this factory in association with leading academic institutions, which are 100% natural, eco-friendly.

The specialty of using this compost is that it will help reduce the use of urea fertilizer by 30% when applied to paddy cultivation.

Minister of State for Agriculture Mohan Priyadarshana Silva, Minister of State for Irrigation Shashindra Rajapaksa, Secretary of the Ministry Gunadasa Samarasinghe, Managing Director of Lanka Bio Fertilizer Company Shamuditha Samarawickrama and others participated in the opening ceremony of the new factory premises of Lanka Bio Fertilizer Company.

Amaraweera said that a number of reasons have been attributed to the yellowing of paddy cultivation that has been reported in some parts of Sri Lanka this year. The Department of Agriculture has confirmed that the cause of the yellowing of the paddy cultivation is mainly due to the lack of proper nutrition due to the lack of regular application of fertilizers. Therefore, in the Cabinet meeting held on Monday (23), there was a further discussion about the yellowing of paddy cultivations.

The Ministry of Agriculture has taken many measures to prevent these situations. Officials of the Department of Agriculture go to the areas where these diseases have been reported and give the necessary instructions.

“We informed the farmers that if it is necessary to apply insecticides to control these diseases, the Department of Agriculture will spend money and take steps to apply the necessary insecticides to the fields,” he added.