ADA (Development)
Mr. H.J.K. Keerthirathna

Agriculture Publication Unit is one of the main mass media units of the Department of Agriculture (DOA) nestling under the Information and communication center of the Department of Agriculture. This Unit was established in 1982 under the purview of Education and Training Division of the DOA to expedite publishing of agriculture publications in time.

Currently, it has been gradually modernized to produce huge number of printed materials in support of agriculture extension and communication activities. The DOA in the recent past has provided modern equipment for the development of infrastructure facilities for mass media. The APU is presently well equipped with digital printers and modern offset printing facilities.

The broad objective of the Agriculture Publication Unit of Information and communication Centre is to disseminate appropriate agriculture technologies and other related information through print media to the end users. To achieve this broad objective, Agriculture publication unit is responsible for  publishing and distribution of printed materials of the Department of Agriculture to support field extension activities.

This unit has two sub units namely Agriculture printing press at Gannoruwa and distribution and sales centre at Peradeniya.

Agriculture press under the purview of this unit caters the entire printing requirement of the DOA and it includes technical and non-technical publications. In addition to this, it undertakes the printing requirements of the Ministry of Agriculture.

The sales unit at Peradeniya is responsible for distribution of printed materials for sales and free issues.

Head quarters of the unit is functioning at Agriculture Press, Gannoruwa.



  • Publishing of periodicals of DOA
  • Publishing of technical publications of DOA
  • Printing of publications for other Institutes and centres of DOA
  • Compiling, Editing, and Graphic designing of Publications
  • Printing work for Ministry of Agriculture
  • Distribution and sales of agriculture publications

Distribution and Sales centre

Major activities of this centre is as follows;

  • Issuing of publications to other sales centres comes under the Seed and Planting Materials Development Centre.
  • Sales of publications.
  • Issuing of Govikam Sangrawa and Kamatholil Vilakkam (periodicals) free of charge to all technical staff of DOA and PDOA
  • Organizing publication sales at exhibitions.









 ADA (Development)
Mr. H.J.K. Keerthirathna


Ms. N.W.D.A.D. Kannangara
Dip. in Agriculture
812 388 665


Agriculture Instructors
Ms.S.M.C.N. Samarakoon


Agriculture Instructors


Agriculture Instructors
Mr.M.D. Samarakoon


Agriculture Instructors
Mrs. Gunasekara



Development officers
Mr. C.J.Alahakoon















Development officers



Development officers
Ms. R.D.G.Rajamuni

  Chief Public management Assistant
Mrs. R.M.S.C.Ratnayake
   Management Assistant
Mrs. G.W.N. santhilatha


ADA (Development)
Mr. H.J.K. Keerthirathna


Agriculture Publication Unit,

E- mail :

General :

081 -2388507


General :

081 -2388507