Inter Provincial Area - Ampara
The Deputy Director of Agriculture (Inter Province), Ampara consists of 06 Agricultural administrative segments such as Uhana,Damana,Addalachchenai,Sammanthurai,Ninthavur and Thambiluvil. These segments include 24 Agrarian service centres, 15 Divisional secretariats, 25 Agriculture extension centres and 93 Agriculture instructor ranges. Around 71,486 farm families in the area.
Main irrigation system in Ampara district is Senanayake Samudraya at Inginiyagala. It has a capacity of 770,000 acre feet and provides water for 10 small tanks which strongly support paddy cultivation in Ampara district. Rice is the main seasonal crop,maize,ground nut,green gram,cowpea,manioc,sweet potatoes,onion and chilli are the other main field crops cultivated in the district.
Deputy Director of Agriculture (Inter Province Extension)
Mr. M.F.A. Zaneer