Sri Lanka has a rich agricultural history dating back more than 2500 years. From ancient times, Sri Lanka was introduced as a self-sufficient country. Agriculture is the most important sector of the Sri Lankan economy. Even though its contribution to the gross domestic product declined substantially
during the past 3 decades, it is the most important source of employment for the majority of the Sri Lankan workforce. As a proud agricultural country in the past, we have exported our agricultural products to foreign countries. But unfortunately, we are currently a nation of importers of food, clothing, medicine and everything from overseas. Besides, foreign exchange flows to our country up to some extent only by selling of labor to foreign countries other than tea, rubber, coconut, spices and garments. And also, every year there is no program to increase the production of the country except borrowing tomeet the budget deficit. In the face of this situation, foreign indebtedness is increasing from year to year.
But in present days, we do not consider about the such valuable species of plants. And also our “Hela
Wedakama” or indigenous medicine is getting destroyed day by day. Therefore, we came with a brilliant
idea of developing the economy of Sri Lanka while uplifting the indigenous medicines through
innovating productions form the Aloe Vera plants. We are expected to promote our traditional technics
and indigenous medicine to the international market by Aloe Vera cultivation in Anuradhapura district.