BMICH Launches “Dahami Govithanin Yahapath Sanskruthiyak”

Wed, 20 Jul 2022 Press Releases

Hon Minister Vidura Wickramanayake symbolically planting a sapling to inaugurate the “Dahami Govithanin Yahapath Sanskruthiyak”

BMICH, Sri Lanka’s most recognizable and iconic landmark will cultivate one acre of land on its Colombo 7 property with paddy at the Kamatha and other crops such as Brinjal, Bitter gourd, Ridged Gourd, Radish, Winged Bean, Ladies Finger, Long Bean, Tomato, Ginger, Turmeric, Manioc, Kiri Ala etc, as their contribution to the ongoing national effort to increase food production towards strengthening food security. The land has been identified for cultivation as part of the BMICH’s efforts to cultivate crops.

The launching ceremony of the BMICH “Dahami Govithanin Yahapath Sanskruthiyak” was held recently at the BMICH Picnic Park premises with the participation of Chief Guest Hon. Vidura Wickramanayake – Minister of Buddha Sasana, Religious & Cultural Affairs, Mr. Somaratna Vidanapathirana – Secretary, Ministry of Buddha Sasana, Religious & Cultural Affairs, Sunil Dissanayake – Chief Executive, BMICH together with other officials of the Ministry as well as BMICH Leadership team, Staff, Tenant’s staff, Service provider staff and the BMICH Police.

“We are delighted to be involved with this initiative to contribute towards increasing the production of paddy and other food crops at our very own property at the BMICH. Organic fertilizer has been produced since 2019 with the organic waste generated at BMICH premises which will be utilized for the cultivation. The BMICH team looks forward to making a positive contribution to increase food production amidst the current economic environment” said Sunil Dissanayake – Chief Executive BMICH at the launch of the “Dahami Govithanin Yahapath Sanskruthiyak” initiative.

Over a long period of time, Sri Lanka’s agricultural practices have relied upon traditional cultivation methods, chaartithra vaarithra, and traditional beliefs.

BMICH is Sri Lanka’s largest and Asia’s very first purpose-built convention center with ultra modern facilities. Recently redesigned, renovated and refurbished, BMICH is South Asia’s Premier Integrated MICE Complex with all the facilities required to host any type of convention, seminar, exhibition, conference or wedding including multi-day international conventions and conferences and the most friendliest facility in Sri Lanka with hospitable staff.