Plant Protection Service

 

 

Additional Director
Plant Protection Service



The main mandate of the Plant Protection Service revolves around regulatory activities within the country as stated in Plant Protection No:35-of 1999. When a alien pest enters the country and begins to affect the crops in a detrimental manner the responsibility of dealing with it lies with the Plant Protection Service.The core activities of Plant Protection Service can be stated as control of pest/disease outbreaks, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of field level IPM programmes in rice and vegetables managing pests in bulk feed storage in Department of Agriculture farms through fumigation, conducting research in pest management and pesticides. In addition mitigating the impact of aquatic weeds and other invasive flora on agriculture habitats, training of officers and farmers, evaluation of new pesticides including botanicals at pilot scale, revalidating efficacy of recommended pesticides to ensure the plant health of agricultural crops are also mandatory functions assigned to the Plant Protection Service. Furthermore the Plant Protection Service has been given the task of coordinating the activities of Permanent Crop Clinic Programme (PCCP) which is a collaborative programme with CABI (Center for Agricultural Bioscience International) and currently implemented in 21 districts in the country..

 

Vision

Achieve excellence in Agriculture through safe and effective Plant Protection strategies.

 

Mission

Adopting the provisions of the Plant protection act No.35 of 1999 while promoting effective pest management strategies which cause least harm to the environment ensuring protection of local Agriculture.

 

Contact : Plant Protection Service,
Gannaoruwa
081 2388316



Additional Director

Dr. Dayani Perera
Plant Protection Service HQ
Gannoruwa
Peradeniya
Tel: +94-81-2388316
email : dayanirenuka2014@yahoo.com


Assistant Director of Agriculture (Dev)

Mr.N.H.P.Nimalananda
Plant Protection Service
Maha Iluppallama
Office : +94-25-2249260
Mobile: 075-9747293
email : harithanimala@yahoo.com


Assistant Director of Agriculture (Dev)

Ms.T.N.Ihalagamage
Plant Protection Service HQ
Gannoruwa
Officeන : +94-81-2388316
Mobile: 071-8241109
email : thusithaihalagamage@gmail.com

Development Officer

Mrs.N. K Hapukotuwa
Plant Protection Service HQ
Gannoruwa
Office : +94-81-2388316
Mobile: 071-7629931
email : nirmala@hawaii.edu


Development Officer

Ms.P.M.U.B Piyathissa

Plant Protection Service HQ
Gannoruwa
Office : +94-81-2388316
Mobile: 071-8827312
email : udeni17piyatissa@gmail.com

Agriculture Instructor

Mrs. Anusha Sagari
Plant Protection Service HQ
Gannoruwa
Office : +94-81-2388316
Mobile: 0710626723
email :

Agriculture Instructor

Mrs.Indrani Pussegoda

Plant Protection Service HQ
Gannoruwa
Office : +94-81-2388316
Mobile: 0718237155
email :

Agriculture
Instructor

Mr.M.A.G.C.N.Premarathne

Plant Protection Service HQ
Gannoruwa
Office : +94-81-2388316
Mobile: 0718308404
email : chamindapremarathne@yahoo.com

Agriculture Instructor

Mrs.Samudra Wijekoon

Plant Protection Service HQ
Gannoruwa
Office : +94-81-2388316
Mobile: 0714866750
email :

Core Activities of Plant Protection Service

1.   Implementation of Plant Protection Act No. 35 of 1999
2.   Integrated Pest Management – Rice, Vegetables and Leafy Vegetables
3.   Permanent crop clinic programs – Training of Plant Doctors
4.   Fumigation of bulk seed stores in Government farms on request
5.   Biological control programs for aquatic weeds
6.   Rodent control in paddy cultivation
7.   Technical assistance to control invasive weeds
8.   Pilot scale testing of weedicides
9.   Surveillance and monitoring of plant pests and diseases
10. Promotion of natural/herbal pesticides to home garden pest management
11. Technical assistance to household pest management and historically important tree conservation  
12. Coordination of plant protection activities between research and extension
PPS Organogram
Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management

        
Introduction of Biological Agent to the tank & Pilot Scale Testing