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Rubber cultivation to be extended to North

Jan 27, 2011 8:49:59 AM - itnnews.lk

Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe has referred to research undertaken to expand rubber cultivation in the Northern Province.

Addressing a media conference in Colombo the Minister said the Rubber Research Institute is now exploring the possibility of growing rubber in the Vavuniya, Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu Districts. They have already selected 15 persons and launched a pilot project to cultivate rubber in these areas.