Biogenic Green Technology Research Institute
Sri Lanka is a country with over 3000 years of agricultural history. That great achievement continued not as a particular cultivation sector but to provide food for the masses producing vegetables aimed for the economic success of the country. We possess all historic documentations to establish that conception.
The most convincing reason, which demonstrates this prosperous industry process which is archaeologically proven, is Sri Lanka’s amazing irrigational industry. We are confident that all citizens are capable of technically studying the genuine natural agricultural livelihood and today’s scientific usage in Sri Lanka. For those objectives, we also believe that technical and explorative discoveries of the Biogenic Green Technology Research Institute provided great assistance.
This historic agricultural process was developing fast till about year 1950, and as a result of facing challenges from emperors, the agricultural sector experienced certain setbacks. However, there is printed documental evidence to ascertain that our ancestors were dedicated to safeguard the basic standards of Sri Lanka’s agricultural sector. With the Sathdharma Ratnawaliya and Poojawaliya, we have been cultured to be prepared to face these challenges and to make use of the relevant technical strategies.
The selected pathway looked into by the professionals to find solutions, when the world faced the serious shortage of food during the 1950s, was the introduction of hybrid seeds and artificial chemicals. Sri Lanka also faced this issue and the solution they selected was, according to global decisions, to introduce artificial chemicals and hybrid Seeds. Sri Lanka had a long history with highly successful agricultural procedures and it was a tragic disaster when the government could not take proper decisions to find solutions depending on Sri Lanka’s long-term agricultural success.
Following are five key reasons for this debacle:
In such a situation, discarding the moving into genuine organic technical solutions based on our own national experience, Sri Lankan agricultural sector was forced to accept the Western Global Solutions.
When moving into such severe decisions, if the government moved into a strategy to at least launch two agricultural sectors such as organic and synthetic Chemicals, the country would not have faced this type of a drastic situation.
Although the country had to move into such drastic decisions, during the last 70 years it was very severe that no government moved into a strategic scheme to move out from this strategic situation. The main reason is, the decisions taken during the situation at that time compelled the farming community to meet the commercial requirements of synthetic chemicals and to develop the economic progress of multi-national companies.
During 1950s, although there were dedicated attempts by agricultural visionaries such as Mr. Panabokke to enter into more progressive ventures, those efforts could not be made successful for the simple reason that the strategic programs of the government at that time were directly opposed to those progressive ventures.
While these statements were announced, these farmers also used fertilizer such as Mattakkuli Fertilizer which were produced with ‘urban toilet waste’ and at beef slaughter houses, which had disgusting odor. However, the farmers did not describe it as ‘disgusting’, as they were well aware and quite familiar with cow dung. They were also very conscious and knowledgeable that although the artificial fertilizer that they received with colorful packages and stocks, those fertilizer were actually ‘wasteful’. Aren’t our researchers and testing persons are also actually farmers? Our institution, the Biogenic Green Technology Research Institute decided to understand this environmental situation and prepare a strategic scheme and forward that proposal to the government. The reason is that e too are the genuine owners of this ancestry land.
However, finally, we would like to ask you how much waste and poison have been brought into our environmental region with this artificial chemical fertilizer, glyphosate, etc. Didn’t if actually become a disaster environmental sector? How serious it is to our Sri Lankans and their heritage, land, rivers and waterways. We have sufficient scientific and technical evidence to ascertain this without any doubt. We have to concentrate more on this critical issue both locally and internationally.