Agricultural Research Management

for National Prosperity


SLCARP International Agricultural Research Symposium was held on 13th & 14th August 2018 with the participation of about 250 national and international participants. Venue was at Taj Samudra Hotel in Colombo. The theme of the Symposium was Doubling the Farmers’ Income through Innovative Agriculture.

Capacity Building

Capacity building of the officers in a national research system should be an ongoing process in order to ensure that the next generation is armed to take over the research programmes. This document highlights the present status of Human Resources in the agriculture research sector of Sri Lanka and the necessity for immediate intervention on capacity building due to inadequate number of untrained scientists.


The Sri Lanka Journal of Food and Agriculture (SLJFA) (ISSN-2424-6913) was launched in 2015 and published two issues each year. The SLJFA is the official journal of the Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research Policy (SLCARP) of the Ministry of Agriculture, the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

Who We Are.

Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research Policy is an umbrella organization of the National Agricultural Research System (NARS) that operates within several Ministries. SLCARP came into existence on the 22nd December 1987 to create an environment for more productive agricultural research. SLCARP’s mission is to enhance and mobilize the scientific resources in Sri Lanka efficiently to catalyze and agricultural research and technology generation within NARS.

Hon. Minister of Agriculture

          Mr. Mahinda amaraweera

Hon.Deputy Minister of Agriculture

   Mr. Angajan Ramanathan

Chairman, SLCARP

            Dr. S S B D G Jayawardena 

Secretary, SLCARP

    Dr. J D H Wijewardena

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