President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday (Aug. 16) made an inspection visit to the Seetha Eliya Agriculture Research and Development Institute.
The President inspected the laboratories and the Green House complex of the institute. The Research Centre conducts research to produce high quality seed potato varieties and introduces them to the farmers at reasonable prices. The institute produces 450 metric tons of seed potatoes annually. It also conducts research into flower plants, vegetables and fruits.
The President had mutual discussions with the staff and the farming community who were present.
The President on Friday (Aug. 15) declared open two roads developed at a cost of 1600 million rupees to upgrade civilian life in the Nuwara Eliya District.
The President first declared open the Udupussellawa Nildandahinna Wathumulla road which has been widened and developed. The 25 kilometre road has been developed at a cost of 1120 million rupees.
Thereafter the President declared open the Brookeside Mahakudugala High Forest Road which has also been widened and developed.
The expenditure incurred on this work was 480. This road was opened by the President to a high applause of the Tamil people.
On the same day, President Rajapaksa declared opened a Mahindodaya Technological Laboratory at Walapane Sri Saddhananda Vidyalaya.
This laboratory was constructed under the secondary schools development project to construct one thousand Mahindodaya Technological Laboratories in accordance with 'Mahinda Chintana Vision for the Future'.
This Technology laboratory consists of a computer laboratory with 40 computers, language laboratory equipped with 20 computers, Nenasa center for distance education, Mathematics laboratory and a Science laboratory.