Sri Lanka’s Largest and Most Technologically Advanced Biofertilizer Manufacturing Facility Opened

Thursday, 09 March 2023 - 15:47

The latest high-tech manufacturing facility of Lanka Bio Fertilizers (Pvt) Ltd located in Millewa, Horana was recently opened by Minister of Agriculture Hon. Mahinda Amaraweera. This modern facility is comprised of 40,000 sqft of production floor area and is capable of manufacturing over 1 million litres of Biofertilizer per annum.

Lanka Bio Fertilizers (Pvt) Ltd is the proud manufacturer of Sri Lanka’s own patented ‘Biofilm Biofertilizer’; a 100% natural, organic certified, environmentally friendly innovative concept in agriculture which can replace up to 30% of chemical fertilizer usage. ‘Biofilm Biofertilizer’ technology is a “World’s First” which has been developed by scientists at The National Institute of Fundamental Studies (NIFS) Kandy, after more than 15 years of dedicated research. Lanka Bio Fertilizers (Pvt) Ltd has been manufacturing‘Biofilm Biofertilizer’ under a Public Private Partnership with NIFS since the year 2014.

Addressing the gathering at the opening ceremony, Managing Director of Lanka Bio Fertilizers (Pvt) Ltd Mr. Samuditha Kumarasinghe mentioned that “Biofilm Biofertilizer is the most widely used Biofertilizer in Sri Lanka, with usage in over 250,000 acres of paddy lands during Maha 2022/23 season.  We have been able to gain wide acceptance from farmers due to the advanced technology and the quality maintained by us since the initiation of the project 9 years ago”. Mr. Kumarasinghe also stated that ‘Biofilm Biofertilizer’ is recommended for use in paddy cultivation by the Department of Agriculture and also has products for tea, vegetables and maize crops.

Further, State Minister of Agriculture Hon. Mohan De Silva, State Minister of Irrigation Hon. Shasheendra Rajapaksa, Secretary Ministry of Agriculture Mr. Gunadasa Samarasinghe, Director National Fertilizer Secretariat Mr. Chandana Lokuhewage, Chairman NIFS Prof. Athula Sumathipala, Director NIFS Prof. Saluka Kodituwakku and Inventor of ‘Biofilm Biofertilizer’ Prof. Gamini Seneviratne were also present at the opening ceremony.

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