Army to uphold organic fertilizer production

July 20, 2021

Sri Lanka Army recently initiated a fertilizer processing centre inside the 663 Brigade HQ premises in Jayapuram, Pooneryn to increase organic fertilizer production for Kilinochchi farmers in a bid to uphold the government's organic fertilizer production process.

Accordingly, the troops of Security Forces Headquarters Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) have commenced the programme.

The SFHQ-KLN Commander Maj. Gen. Harendra Ranasinghe supervised the fertilizer production process which expects to produce 30 tons of compost fertilizer per month, the Army said.

The project further expects to enhance the community awareness on the advantages of use of organic fertilizer and to provide technical support to local farmers for the production of their own organic fertilizer, the Army confirmed.