Hon. P. Harrison, Minister of Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Development made an Official Visit to the SLCARP on 17th January 2019 with Mr. K.D.S. Ruwanchandra, Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Development. They were welcomed by the Staff of the SLCARP. Research Management activities of SLCARP completed in 2018 were presented by Dr. Frank Niranjan, Deputy Director (Research) of SLCARP. Mr. K. D. S. Ruwanchandra, Secretary of the Ministry elaborated the functions of SLCARP. Hon. Minister in his speech stressed the importance of disseminating research outputs to the farming community, adopting research innovations in their cultivation practices to increase gross margins of individual farmers finally to increase national crop production. This event was attended by the Coordinating Secretary to the Hon. Minister and Dr. K. Kotagama, Director, Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute.