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Adivasi people participate in cultivation of medicinal plants

Sep 19, 2010 12:25:25 PM - itnnews.lk

A programme has been launched to seek participation of the Adivasi community in the cultivation of medicinal plants.

The Katuvel-batu plants cultivated under the first phase of the programme were purchased under the patronage of the Ministry of Indigenous Medicine at the Kota-bakiniya cultural centre. The aim of the programme is to improve their economy by engaging them in medicinal plant cultivation. Minister Piyasena Gamage, Deputy Minister Pandu Bandaranayake and Adi Vasi chief Uru-Varige Vannilatto were amongst a large number of people who participated in the occasion.