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Nuclear technology to be used for agricultural activities

The Sri Lankan Atomic Energy Agency has taken steps to commence a programme to use nuclear technology in agricultural activities.Chairman of the Agency Dr. Ranjith Wijewardena stated that the first phase of the programe will be to gather Sri Lankan scientists who are well versed in this technology.He stated that it has been determined to provide training on technology to these persons.The Chairman of the Atomic Energy Agency assured that the use of nuclear technology for agricultural purposes will reap many benefits. He further stated that a new variety of tomato created by the Ministry of Agriculture using nuclear technology has been introduced.

 

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