About Us

About Us

The Department of Agriculture (DOA) functions under the Ministry of Agriculture and the DOA is one of the largest government departments with a high profile community of agricultural scientists and a network of institutions covering different agro ecological regions island wide.

Vision

“Achieve excellence in agriculture for national prosperity”

Mission

“Achieve an equitable and sustainable agriculture development, ensuring nations food and nutrition security through development and dissemination of improved agriculture technology and provide the relevant services to the all stakeholders with more emphasis to the farmers”

Objectives

Maintaining and increasing productivity and production of the food crop sector for the purpose of enhancing the income and living condition of the farmer and making food available at affordable prices to the consumer.

Main Functions

  1. Agricultural Research
  2. Technology Dissemination
  3. Seed and planting material production and distribution
  4. Regulatory services

Directorate

Dr. S.H.S.A. De Silva

Director General of Agriculture



Department of Agriculture Peradeniya.

Dr. S.K. Wasala

Additional Director General of Agriculture (Research) Department of Agriculture Peradeniya.

Mrs. H.M.J Ilankoon Menike

Additional Director General of Agriculture (Development) Department of Agriculture Peradeniya.​

Mr. E.W.N.A. Egodawela

Additional Director General (Administration)
Department of Agriculture Peradeniya.

Mrs. C.K. Rajapathirana

Chief Financial Officer, Department of Agriculture, Peradeniya

Name Designation Institute Telephone Fax Email
Mr. P.M.D.W.D. Pallawala Director Administration Division +94 812 386485 +94 812 388042 director.admin@doa.gov.lk
Eng. C.L. Rajapakse Chief Engineer Engineering Division +94 812 388268 +94 812 388155 ce@agridept.gov.lk
Mr.P.H.S.Bandara Director Establishment Division +94 812 386487 +94 812 386323 director.estb@doa.gov.lk
Mr. J.R. Sudasinghe Director Extension & Training Centre +94 812 388098 +94 812 387403 directoretc.doa@gmail.com
director.ext@doa.gov.lk
Mrs. K.N.C.Gunawardhana Director Field Crops Research and
Development Institute
+94 252 249100 +94 252 249132 nishanthigun@yahoo.com
Mr. M.F.M.Faiz Chief Accountant Finance Division +94 812 387404 +94 812 388149 faizjesmin@yahoo.com
Mr. W.D. Lesly Director Fruit Research and
Development Institute
+94 343 448767 +94 343 448767 doadfrd@gmail.com
Mrs.W.A.P.G.Weerarathne Director Horticulture Research and
Development Institute
+94 812 388234 +94 812 388234 gethweeraratne@gmail.com
Mr. W.L. Hiran Peries Director National Agriculture Information
& Communication Centre
+94 812 030040 +94 812 030048 director.naicc@doa.gov.lk
Dr. H.K.Kadupitiya Director Natural Resources
Management Centre
+94 812 313926 +94 812 388206 kadupitiya@gmail.com
nrmcdoa@sltnet.lk
Dr. D.M.J.B. Senanayake Director - Acting Rice Research and
Development Institute
+94 372 258560 +94 372 259881 dmjbsenanayake@gmail.com
rice@sltnet.lk
Mr. K.D. Pushpananda Director Seed and Planting Material
Development Centre
+94 812 388100
+94 812 388122
+94 812 388608 spmdcdoa@gmail.com
Mrs. D.S.Rathnasinghe Director Seed Certification and
Plant Protection Centre
+94 812 384226 +94 812 388077 director.scppc@doa.gov.lk
Mr. A.T.Sooriyarachchi Director Socio Economics and Planning Centre +94 812 388081 +94 812 388798 arunasoori@yahoo.com
... Chief Internal Auditor Internal Audit +94 812388038 ... ...