The Army is making a substantial contribution towards the development of agriculture.
The Army has made arrangements to maintain a farm in the Sri Lanka Radio Transmitting Station premises in Ekala. Compost fertilizer is being and a Diary Project has also been launched. Consumers are given the opportunity of buying vegetable and milk at prices lower than the market price.
Army Commander Lt. Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya who made an inspection tour of the farm recently said that arrangements will be made to dispatch the produce to the Economic Centres in Colombo. The Ven. Elle Gunawansa thera was present.