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National Node of the BCH
Competent National Authority
Record information and status
Record ID
8585
Status
Published
Date of creation
2005-05-06 10:08 UTC (andrew.bowers@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2020-02-22 06:37 UTC (sec@mahaweli.gov.lk)
Date of publication
2020-02-22 06:37 UTC (sec@mahaweli.gov.lk)

General information
Country
  • Sri Lanka
Name of the Competent National Authority
Department of Agriculture
Coordinates
Coordinates
Department of Agriculture
Sarasavi Mawatha
Peradeniya, Central
Sri Lanka
Phone:+94 812 386 484,+94 812 388 157
Fax:+94 81 2388 333
Email:dgagriculture@gmail.com
Url:https://www.doa.gov.lk
Regulatory function
Administrative functions
  • Capacity-Building
  • Competent National Authorities and National Focal Points
  • Handling, transport, packaging and identification
  • Illegal transboundary movements
  • Information Sharing
  • Public awareness and participation
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Socio-economic considerations
  • Transboundary movement (import/export)
  • Unintentional transboundary movements and emergency measures
Detailed description of the regulatory functions
The department is responsible for handling, transport, packaging, identification of plants as well as involve in the trans boundary movements ( import/ export) of all the plants, seeds,and importation and transport of pesticides.
Types of LMOs under its jurisdiction
  • Bacteria
  • Fungi
  • Plants
  • Viruses
Additional contact information
Contact person
Dr. W.M.W. Weerakoon
Director General
Department of Agriculture
Sarasavi Mawatha
Peradeniya, Central
Sri Lanka
Phone:+94 812 386 484,+94 81 2388157
Fax:+94 81 2388333
Email:dgagriculture@gmail.com