Sri Lanka Army

Defenders of the Nation

24th November 2021 14:55:49 Hours

Troops Experiment Use of Organic Manure in Paddy Cultivation

1 Sri Lanka Army General Service Corps (SLAGSC) troops in line with the government’s national drive to produce organic fertilizer launched a project to cultivate a patch of paddy fields in Ella - Kantale area on Monday (22) in a paddy sowing ceremony, associated with traditional practices.

The sowing ceremony that also coincides with the ‘Thuru Mithuru – Nawa Ratak’ project of the Army Headquarters was given the support and guidance by Brigadier H.A.P.P.K Hewawasam, Colonel Commandant of Sri Lanka Army General Service Corps (SLAGSC).

Lieutenant Colonel C.S Demuni, Commanding Officer, I SLAGSC as the Chief Guest together with Major G.W.E.l Senadeera, Officer Commanding of the 1 SLAGSC Detachment at Ella – Kantale attended the inaugural sowing ceremony.

Officers and Other Ranks after religious observances joined the sowing ceremony.