Bata Atha Agro Technology Park

Agro Technology Park Bata Atha
The Agro Technology Park (Sinhala: බට අත කෘෂිතාක්ෂණ උද්‍යානය) at Bata Atha is located on Hambantota-Tangalle road near Kalametiya Lagoon in Hambantota District, Sri Lanka. It is the second Agrotechnology Park in the country besides the Gannoruwa Agro Technology Park. It is presently maintained under the National Agricultural Information and Communication Center of the Department of Agriculture.

To provide farmers with live crop demonstration knowledge on varieties and cultivation techniques recommended by the Department of Agriculture, the foundation stone for the Bata-atha agro-technology park was laid in 2006. After completion of the construction work, the park was declared open to the public in 2008.

The park
Spreading over an area of about 50 acres, the park consists of a number of information centres, museums, open arenas, auditoriums and sub-gardens demonstrating suitable cultivation practices of vegetables, fruits, flowers, herbal and spices growing in the area. At the entrance of the park is an agrarian monument showing two clasped hands symbolizing the bond between the traditional farmer and agriculture. Under the project, the small lakes within the land have been developed and modernised as small leisure parks.

#) extends its gratitude to Lalith Kekulthotuwage for providing the necessary photographs required for this article. All the photos are published here with the permission of the author.

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This page was last updated on 28 September 2023

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