In his Inaugural Address, the President of Sri Lanka H.E. Maithripala Sirisena pointed out the need of a dynamic plan to increase the agricultural exports, while endorsing quantitative and qualitative standards of the agricultural crops.
He also said that the Government is taking steps to strengthen the pepper farmers towards the development of the industry. Even though pepper prices decreased recently, the government took measures to provide the necessary reliefs to the pepper farmers, the President added.
In conjunction with the 45th Session and Meetings of the IPC, a Pepper/Spice Exhibition was also organized and the President Sirisena joined in visiting and viewing this year Pepper/Spice exhibition. "