WE’RE PROVIDING THE BEST
With a culture that entwines with the coconut tree and a climate that ensures an around the year harvesting, Sri Lanka is the fourth-largest exporters of coconut products to the world. Among the most popular Sri Lankan coconut exports to the global market are desiccated coconut, virgin coconut oil and coconut water, while the country’s bristle fibre products manufactured through indigenous ‘Drum’ extraction method and activated carbon made with coconut shells are also in high demand.
WE’VE 15 YEARS AGRICULTURE EXPERIENCE
SRI LANKAN ECONOMY AND MARKET OVERVIEW
Gross domestic product (GDP) reached $80.7 billion and per capita GDP was $3,682 in 2020. After 30 years of civil war, which ended in 2009, Sri Lanka’s economy is transitioning from a predominantly rural-based economy towards a more urbanized economy oriented around manufacturing and services. The country has made significant progress in its socio-economic and human development indicators and ranks among the highest in South Asia. Sri Lanka’s export economy is dominated by apparel and cash-crop exports, mainly tea, rubber, and coconut-based products, but technology services exports are a significant growth sector. Prior to COVID-19 and the subsequent closure of the airport, the tourism industry was expanding rapidly. Severe contractions to that industry have occurred due to the present crisis, with possible follow-on effects in other sectors of the service economy as well as manufacturing.
AGRICULTURE SECTOR OVERVIEW
The agriculture sector contributes about 7.4 percent to the national GDP, out of which the fisheries sector contributes around 1.3 percent, and the livestock sector accounts for 0.9 percent. Over 30 percent of Sri Lankans are employed in the agricultural sector. Although Sri Lanka is a fertile tropical land with the potential for the cultivation and processing of a variety of crops, issues such as productivity and profitability hamper the growth of the sector.
AGRICULTURE MATTERS TO THE FUTURE OF DEVELOPMENT
MEET THE TEAM MEMBERS
Mr. Upali Waliwatte – Promoter & Developer
The Promoter and developer of this project, Mr.Upali Waliwatte is hailing from a reputed family with an agricultural background in Southern Sri Lanka. Though he’s now employed in the Government sector, he has gained vast experience in Coconut Cultivation, Poultry and Cattle farming with Mixed crop cultivation which has been their family concern for decades.
With his previous experience and family background he has planned to set up an agriculturally based venture project to overcome the food and social issues in the country and make consumers more comfortable in their day to day buying needs of food. He is now engaged in purchasing traditional crops, Eggs, Fruits and Coconut from outskirts of Colombo and selling them in the Colombo and suburbs while on his off duty timings.
He intends to acquire this coconut land of 103 Acres and develop and rehabilitate the same with Mixed crop cultivation, establishing a Poultry and Cattle farm in order to make more employment opportunities for the unemployed qualified youth in the area. To make this event a success he has selected a team with most qualified members as his management team of this project.
|Recently retired HOD – Animal Production and Health – Dept. of Livestock. Gatambe. Peradeniya.
|Dr.Wijitha Paranagama (Vet Surgeon)
|Retired Vet Surgeon with vast
experience in Cattle and Poultry Farming
|Mr. M.J.Rumy (Financial Controller)
|Retired Banker with 25 years experience in Project Financing and
|Mr.GMRIB Jayasiundara (Manager –Poultry Division)
|25 years experience in Poultry Farm management and expert in traditional crops in Sri Lanka.
(Manager- Coconut Plantation)
|Retired Agri Instructor and District Officer with
38 years field experience in Coconut Plantation Management
(Manager/Supervisor – Cattle Farm)
|Cattle Farm Manager with 38
|Mr.G.M.Maliyedda (Manager/Supervisor –Mixed Crop Cultivation)
|Retired Farm Manager with vast experience in Agriculture both govt.
and private sector.