NAICC

Of all mass media in Sri Lanka, Radio is still the most penetrated medium in the rural sector. Department of Agriculture (DOA) plays a major role in generating agricultural knowhow and disseminating them to target group. Among different methods of dissemination, Radio communication has been used for a long period of time (more than 30 years) through Sri Lanka Broadcasting Cooperation (SLBC). The Farm Broadcasting Service (FBS) headquarter is situated at Narahenpita, Colombo and three sub units are at Anuradhapura (Rajarata), Kandy (Kandurata) and Mathara (Ruhuna). FBS broadcast 32 live and recorded radio programs per week excluding short messages in both Sinhala and Tamil medium with broadcasting cost of more than 16 million rupees per year. Krushifm web radio (www.krushifm.lk) has been implemented towards establishing a live Radio channel for Agriculture in future.

The fact that within the FBS of the DOA, there are a group of competent and committed persons is extremely fortunate. Most have a diploma or degree in agriculture and some have postgraduate qualifications. Therefore, most have specialist knowledge of their own area of activity.


vision

To achieve excellent in Radio Medium in Agriculture for National Prosperity.

 

Mission

Producing and Broadcasting Radio Programs to make food crop sector more sustainable, efficient and effective and creating more citizen centric governance.

 

Objectives

  • Awareness to the farmers about the new agricultural research findings
  • To provide solutions for day to day agricultural problems
  • To share the experiences of successful farmers
  • To change the attitudes on productive and sustainable agricultural practices.
  • Awareness about the environmental and other hazards.
  • Promotion of agro- enterprises & value added agro products.
  • Conduct workshops for our listeners once in two months to have good relationship with the farm broadcasting service.

History of  FBS


1950 Decade

Agricultural information was broadcast via Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBS).

Year 1958

Farm Broadcasting Unit was established in Union Place, Colombo. It was named as "Agriculture Information Division ".

Year 1960

Young Farmers Quiz competition was started and it was popularized. Field recording of interviews of research officers, extension officers and farmers were broadcast.  Women and children targeted programs were increased.

Setting up of more regional broadcasting stations (Giradurucotte, Mahailuppallama, Pulathisirawaya and Kothmale Community Radios) by SLBC caused to establish two regional units to the Farm Broadcasting Unit (Ruhuna,Rajarata).

Expanding of regional stations as well as setting up of more regional broadcasting stations, broadcasting agricultural programs at farmers' prime listening time, using a variety of agricultural programs and giving sufficient publicity of the radio programs were improved the effective use of radio as a source of agriculture information to farmers.

Year 1970

Radio programs were broadcast in all three languages sinhala, tamil and english. Physical and human resources in Farm Broadcasting Unit (FBU ) were increased.

1980 decade

Farm Broadcasting Service Colombo head quarter was established in No. 43, Kirimandala  Mawatha, Narahenpita. First Director was Mr.Shokman.

Year 1986

New staff, who show a high level of understanding and competency in mass media communication were joined to the FBS to conduct Sinhala and Tamil programs. FBS was named as Television and Farm Broadcasting Service since it carried out both.

Year 1992

A new Studio was constructed in Colombo unit with modern recording instruments and facilities. The numbers of live and recorded agriculture radio programs were increased.

2000-2005

Except broadcasting via SLBC, FBS started joining with Lakhada radio.

2005- 2011

Live and recorded agriculture radio programs were broadcast via SLBC national services and Lakhada radio. Listeners' Club was formed for further strengthening the listenership. Other than main FBS unit in Colombo, regional units were also broadcast live and recorded agricultural radio programs via SLBC, regional services and private channel;  Rangiri Sri Lanka.

2014

Krushifm web radio (www.krushifm.lk) has been implemented towards establishing a live Radio channel for Agriculture in future.



  1. නව සොයාගැනීම් පිළිබඳව දැනුවත් කිරීම හා කෘෂිකාර්මික ගැටළු වලට පිළිතුරු ලබා දීම.
  2. ඵලදායි කෘෂිකාර්මික ක්‍රියාකාරකම් පිළිබඳ ආකල්පමය වෙනසක් ඇති කිරීමට දායක වීම.
  3. ජංගම දුරකතන සඳහා වූ Mobile App ලෙස කෘෂි FM වෙබ් ගුවන් විදුලි සේවය ආරම්භ කිරීම.
  4. ගොවි ගැටළු විසඳීම සඳහා නවතම ජංගම දුරකතන කෙටි පණිවිඩ සේවා (E SMS)
  5. මැදිරියෙන් ඔබ්බට ගිය සන්නිවේදනය 'ශ්‍රාවක සමාජ හා ක්ෂේත්‍ර චාරිකා'
      මේ මඟින්,
  • නවීන කෘෂි තාක්ෂණික දැනුම පිළිබඳ ප්‍රායෝගික දැනුමක් ජනතාවට ලබා දීම.
  • කෘෂි ව්‍යවසායකයින්ගේ අත්දැකීම් හඳුනා ගැනීමට අවස්ථාවක් ලබා දීම.

 


Additional Director
Mr. W.L.H. Peris
hiranpeera@yahoo.com

Mail
Farm Broadcasting Service,

Narahenpita


E- mail :

fbsa@slt.net

Phone
011- 2588977, 011- 2369987







 

fax
011- 2588977, 011- 2369987









 

Farm Broadcasting Service - Kandy
Assistant Director of Agriculture
Mr. Ajith Gunasekara

Office: 081- 2384328

Mail
Address:

Farm Broadcasting Service, Kandy


E- mail :

Phone
General :

Farm Broadcasting Service, Kandy
0812384328

 

fax
General :

Farm Broadcasting Service, Kandy
0812384328



 

Farm Broadcasting Service -
Angunakolapallassa

Assistant Director
Mr. I.P Liyange
Office: 041- 3497083,
041- 2234550
liyanageindika@rocketmail.
com

Mail
Address:

Farm Broadcasting Service,
Angunakolapallassa



E- mail :

Phone
General :

Farm Broadcasting Service, Angunakolapallassa
041- 3497083, 041- 2234550

 

fax
General :

Farm Broadcasting Service, Angunakolapallassa
041- 3497083, 041- 2234550



 

Farm Broadcasting Service - Anuradhapura
Officer In Charge
Mr.C.R.K Premasinghe
Office: 0252222437

Mail
Address:

Farm Broadcasting Service, Anuradhapura



E- mail :


Farm Broadcasting Service, Anuradhapura
fbsarajarata@yahoo.com

Phone
General :

Farm Broadcasting Service, Anuradhapura
0252222437







 

fax
General :

Farm Broadcasting Service, Anuradhapura
0252222437















Farm Broadcasting Service - Colombo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Director

Mr. W.L. Hiran Peiris

hiranpeera@yahoo.com

071-8152095

 

Assistant Director Of Agriculture

Mrs. M.A. Chandani

chandaniae.ma@gmail.com

071-4291182

 

 Assistant Director Of Agriculture(Dev.)

Mrs. J.A. Joseph

janefbs@yahoo.com

077-3211975

 

 Assistant Director Of Agriculture(Dev.)

Mrs. R.A. T. Ramanayake

rthamali@yahoo.com

071-9449919

 

 

Assistant Director Of Agriculture(Dev.)

Mr. B.K.S. Samarasinghe

sam.samarasinghe@hotmail.com

0759788952

 

 

Agriculture Monitoring officer

Mrs. J.M. Muraleetharan

muraleemalini@gmail.com

0777125336

 

 

Agriculture instructor

Mr. E.L Sisira Jayathilaka

ellawelasisira@yahoo.com

0718183236

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agriculture instructor

Mr. B.R.I. Wijewardana

rameshindika@gmail.com

0718280524

 

 Agriculture instructor

Mr. H.D.K.H. Hiran

harshahiran1114@gmail.com

0715450616

 

 Agriculture instructor

Miss. W.D.D.M. Premalal

devimalkumari@yahoo.com

0717183097

 

 Agriculture instructor

Mrs. L.K Dinusha

lkdinusha@yahoo.com

0717131680

 

 Technical Assistant

Miss. V.Dharshana

vdharshana17@gmail.com

0779339668

 

 

 

 


Farm Broadcasting Service - Kadurata

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assistant Director of Agriculture
Mr. R.G.A. Gunasekara
071 814 70 60 

 

AI
Mr. L.T.N. Dharmasena
071 80 56 212
neel.seram@gmail.com

 

AI
Mr.W.S.H.Amila Dushmantha
071 66 76 532
amiladushmantha89@gmail.com

 

TA
Mrs. M.N.F. Fathima Nifla
niflanazardeen@gmail.com

 

 

DO
Mrs. H.M.S.C.  Jayasooriya
076 91 52 706
samudrikaj@gmail.com 

 

 

 

 

 
Farm Broadcasting Service - Ruhuna

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assistant Director

Mrs. I.P. Liyange

liyangeindika@rocketmail.com

712143835

 

 

 agriculture instructor

Mrs. D.A.J.Rathnayaka

disnaratna@gmail.com

715404016

 

 

agriculture instructor

Mr. I.S.Kodagodayapa

ireshkodagoda@gmail.com

718058762

 

 

agriculture instructor

Mr. Nuwan Abayasingha

nuwan4you@gmail.com

714336674

 

 

Technical Assistant

Miss. K.H.M.Dilhari

madushikahettige87@gmil.com

770372562

 

 

Technical Assistant

Mr. I.L.Ranaweera

isurulanka5@gmil.com

713204109

 

 

Technical Assistant

D.T.Wanniarachchi

thushariwa82@gmail.com

718208734


Farm Broadcasting Service - Rajarata

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agriculture Instructor

Mr. K.W.P.D.  Darmachandra

kwpradeep2016@gmail.com

071-8425919

 

 

 Technical Assistant

Mr. K.M.  Amitha sachinthana Kulasekara

amithasachinthana@gmail.com

0717596721