Rubber cultivation in the Eastern Province has yielded successful results.
Rubber cultivation was expanded in the Province in the year 2004. The Rubber Research Institute is optimistic that rubber tapping can commence by next month. Director of the Rubber Research Institute Dr. A. Nugawela pointed out that experiments for the cultivation of rubber in untraditional areas, have begun showing promising results.
Rubber cultivation is taking place in Maha Oya and Padiyatalawa areas. Experiments are being conducted in Kilinochchi, Vavuniya and Mullativu in the Northern Province. The Rubber Research Institute points out that increasing rubber cultivation will improve the living conditions of small land owners.