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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Doctorate for former Minister Hemakumara Nanayakkara

Daily News 28/07/2011

A Doctorate in Agriculture was awarded to former Agriculture Minister Hemakumara Nanayakkara by the University of Peradeniya on Monday. The ex Minister is currently an adviser to the President.

The Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA), Peradeniya University has awarded the Doctorate, for the research done by him on adopting Organic agriculture for sustainable development of agriculture in Sri Lanka.

A council of eminent persons including Prof H P M Gunasekera and Dr Saliya Silva under the Supervision of Prof Sarath Bandara led the research team. Hemakumara Nanayakkara is the first and only Sri Lankan to be awarded with a Post Graduate Degree in Organic Agriculture.