Organic fertilizer encouraged in agricultural ventures
Prof. G. L. Peiris, Minister of Export Development and International
Trade recently made an inspection tour of the Bio Foods (Pvt) Ltd., at
Diyatalawa, with a view to encourage business institutions that utilize
only organic fertilizer in their export-oriented agricultural ventures.
It is said that tea, spices, vegetables, herbs and rice grown only with
the application of organic fertilizer would fetch higher prices in the
international market place.There's great demand for such products in
France and Bio Foods chanels most of their products to France and
several other countries and it had been able to earn a large amount of
foreign exchange for Sri Lanka. Picture shows Dr. Sarath Ranaweera,
Chairman and Managing Director of Bio Foods explaining their exporting
activities to the Minister. Also in the picture are Sumith Samayadasa,
member of Uva Provincial Council and Sampath Dissanayake, Private
Secretary to the Minister.