Department of Animal Production and Health
WEB : http://www.daph.gov.lk
Department of Animal Production & Health
The Department of Animal Production and Health established in 1978 is the main State Institution responsible for livestock development in Sri Lanka. This is also the national institution holding the legal authority for conducting research and development activities in the field of livestock resources aimed at preventing and curbing of animal diseases, providing technical leadership, expertise and back-up services on animal production and health. Furthermore, training of trainers, formulation of projects for enhancing that industry. conlducting of economic evaluation and implementing special development programmes are among the main development activities undertaken by the Department covering the whole island.
With the establishment of Provincial Councils, field level activities of the Department of Animal Production and Health were entrusted to nine (09) provincial animal production and health departments.
The Department of Animal Production and Health is contributing immencely towards the development of livestock industry by providing technical leadership, specialist medical service and other supportive services to provincial Departments of Animal Production and Health. The vetarinery office at Peradeniya managed by veterinarians is functioning as the main functional unit in the field of national livestock. In addition a divisional vetarinary office each is now in operation in almost Divisional Secretariat Divisions under the respective Provincial Department of Animal Production and Health.
Be the premier organization leading the livestock sector towards socio-economic development of Sri Lanka
Provide technical guidance and support to achieve sustainable development in the livestock sector by maintaining a healthy animal population and enhanced productivity ensuring food safety and contributing to food security
Ensure the availability of effective and efficient animal health service for preventing and eradicating animal diseases.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 October 2016 09:31|
Sri Lanka Poultry Development Company (Private) Limited
Enhancing the socio-economic life of the rural people through running of the entity as a leading poultry farm development institution in Sri Lanka
Taking measures required for management of the limited resources available at the highest possible level for achieving a sustainable development by expanding rural level poultry resources
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 October 2016 08:48|
Mahaweli Livestock Enterprises Ltd
To be a Leading Producer and Supplier of quality day-old chicks and Broiler chicken in the local market at a fair price
Quality improvement of day-old chicks and broiler chicken on par with international quality standards utilizing modern technology
Production of quality broiler day-old chicks and broiler chicken meat
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 October 2016 08:31|
Milco Private Limited
WEB : http://www.milco.lk
Milk Industries Lanka Ltd
Operational activities commenced in 1956 with the establishment of one factory under Colombo Plan named the National Milk Board (NMB) under the purview of the Ministry of Agriculture. The NMB was established with the objective of collecting, processing and marketing of milk under which it has been established milk collecting network island wide, four milk processing factories and island wide agency network for marketing of milk productions.
The National Milk Board was restructured as Government Owned Company in 1986 in the name of “Milk Industries of Lanka Company Ltd.”. In terms of a Joint Venture Agreement signed in 1997 by the Government of Sri Lanka and the National Dairy Development Board of India, all assets and liabilities owned by the “Milk Industries of Lanka Company Ltd.” were transferred to “Kiriya Milk Industries of Lanka Company Ltd.” with effect from 04 February 1998. Due to failure of this joint venture the National Dairy Development Board withdrew voluntarily from that agreement. Subsequently, the General Treasury becomes the sole shareholder of the company and it was reorganized as 100% Government Owned Organization in the name of Milco (Pvt) Ltd. At present Milco (Pvt) Limited has 2,200 dairy farmer societies and 81 milk chilling centres holding the responsibility for 30 percent of countries milk production.
To be the excellent nutritious food supplier in Sri Lanka
To be an active partner in achieving goals in the supply of fresh milk while empowering the local dairy farmer and to follow continuous development initiatives with modern technology to provide consumers with nutritious food at a reasonable price
The company operates its functions and activities under 03 main fields.
Functions and Services
Milco (Private) Limited – Development Progress of the year 2017
Two new products as Ice Cream mixed with natural wood-apple and strawberry flavored were introduced to the market.
With the adoption of new technology Ambewela factory introduced a type of milk powder instantly do solves in water.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 26 October 2017 04:03|
National Livestock Development Board
WEB : http://www.nldb.gov.lk
National Livestock Development Board
The National Livestock Development Board (NLDB)was established in 1973 under the Agricultural Incorporation Act No.11 of 1972, field aactivities of which commenced in 1974. Functions and activities of the Board were restructured in 1977 with the twin objective of preventing the extingusish of the national cattle population and increasing milk production and weight carrying. Accordingly concentrations were made on rearing cattle and bulls of high breed. At Present the National Livestock Development Board maintain 31 Livestock and Crop Integrated farms In addition the NLDB owned a training centre to import theoritical and practical knowledge to farmers.
To be the best self-sustaining organization in Sri Lanka to produce quality breeding material, livestock & agricultural products to enhance the socio-economic standards the people
To run a self-sustaining chain of Livestock and Crop Integrated Farms in different Agro-Ecological Zones with a satisfied workforce
|Last Updated on Thursday, 09 March 2017 09:21|
Dedicated Economic Centers (DECs)
Dedicated Economic Centres
To transform Sri Lanka into a country with higher standard of living in Asia by uplifting the living standards of both Sri Lankan consumers and producers
Supply of high quality products enabling to receive a higher rate for the producers and at an affordable rate to consumers
Establishment of bulk/retail trade centres for promoting fair trading through creation of competitive marketing environment
Dedicated Economic Centres were established by utilizing funds of the government budgets since 1998 with the objective of selling the products of rural areas as an agro market development strategy.
The subject of dedicated economic centres which previously functioned under the Ministry of Rural Industries and Self Employment Promotion was brought under the scope of work of the Ministry of Rural Economic Affairs.The number of Economic Centres remaining at operational level is 13. Two more Dedicated Economic Centres are to be opened in Ampara & Kilinochchi.
There are three types of Dedicated Economic Centres
Management of Dedicated Economic Centres has been entrusted to the respective management Trust established for that purpose and it consists of the respective Divisional Secretary, District Secretary, representatives from Trade and “Govi Samithi” and representatives of state organizations being parties to the Economic Centre. At the outset appointment of the Trust had been the responsibility of the Secretary, Ministry of Rural Industry and Self Employment Promotion. Subsequently, it was attended to by the Secretary in charge of the subject and senior officer of the Ministry of Rural Economy named by the Secretary functions as Chairman of the Trust.
Location of Dedecated Economic Centres
* Not in active operation
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Paddy Marketing Board
To be a leading National Institution in purchasing and handling of Agro-productions.
Implementation of marketing mechanism towards satisfaction of both agro-producer and consumer.
General objectives of the PMB Act No. 14 of 1971 submitted on 16th March 1971are:
The above objectives are defined in a background where the PMB retained monopoly in paddy purchasing.
In an environment where open economic policies are followed paddy/rice market is controlled by the private sector. Therefore Paddy Marketing Boardit is difficult to achieve above mentioned objectives. Furthermore Paddy Marketing Board functioning under the state policy framework could not compete with the private sector.
The re-established Paddy Marketing Board has to concentrate on the following objectives.
Since the re-establishment of the PMB, a considerable progress is seen in achieving those objectives.
Initiatives of the PMB have been helpful for consumers to obtain their food requirement at reasonable prices while the farmer community is given the opportunity for enhancing their living condition through government’s guaranteed price scheme for paddy introduced through the Paddy Marketing Board.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 October 2016 09:20|