Working time:Monday - Friday: 08.30 AM - 04.15 PM

Find us:Bandirippuwa Estate, Lunuwila.

Extension and Journalism Programs

Conducted by CDTC

The extension and journalism program of CDTC is responsible for dissemination of appropriate technologies to the personal involved in the coconut industry and other beneficiaries through electronic, print and social media. Furthermore the extension and journalism program contribute to developing and implementation of e solutions for coconut sector, and improve the IT applications for CCB. Currently, it has been produce huge number of printed materials in support of extension and communication activities of CCB.


Extension and journalism program


• National Level Exhibitions and Exhibition material Preparation
Raise the CCB profile and awareness of new coconut technologies with mass community

Eligibility - any organization/ interest groups

Process of reservation - Request should come to the Assistant General Manager (training), Coconut development training center, Bandirippuwa estate, Lunuwila.

Fees payable to obtain the service - No fees, but other expenses may depend on the activities involved in. eg: preparation of stalls, transporting/ collecting samples, payments for the advisory staff


• Developing, printing and distributing of technical Handbills, posters, banners and bi-annual newsletter
Produce huge number of printed materials in support of extension and communication activities of CCB

Technical handbills 01 – 15

01- Coconut seedling planting
02- Soil and moisture conservation
03- Inorganic fertilizer for coconut
04- Organic fertilizer for coconut
05- Organic coconut cultivation
06- integrated fertilizer management
07- plessispa pest control method
08- black beetle management
09- pheromone for black beetle management
10- red weevil management
11- pheromone for red weevil control
12- coconut caterpillar management
13- mite control methods
14- predatory mites for mite control
15- wild animal management

Bi-annual newsletter
“CDTC NEWS”

Posters and banners
Disseminate technical information of method demonstrations and result demonstrations

• Sales of CDTC publications

Eligibility - Any person/ General public

Process of submitting request
- Visit sales outlet of the CDTC and buy publications
- Request should come to the Assistant General Manager (training), Coconut development training center, Bandirippuwa estate, Lunuwila by letter. Money order (to Director General of Agriculture, Peradeniya Post Office) for the value of publication should be sent with the request.

Time of submitting the request - No fees, but other expenses may depend on the activities involved in. eg: preparation of stalls, transporting/ collecting samples, payments for the advisory staff

Time of the supplying the service - At the counter or by mail after realizing the money order


• Developing and updating website and social media

Official website of CDTC

Social media Facebook page

YouTube channel

CDTC blog


• Coconut advisory service (telephone calls)

Eligibility - Who needs information to solve their urgent problems in farming?

Process of submitting quarries - Can contact from any place over any telephone network through the 0312255350

Fees payable to obtain the service - Normal call rate

Time of quarrying - During office hours (8.30am-4.15pm). Not available in Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.


• On-farm visit extension services for coconut growers /planters

Eligibility - Who needs information to solve their urgent problems in farming?

Process of submitting quarries - On request made by the growers/ /planters for technical assistance for special cases, CDTC staff assist the grower to solve their problems

Fees payable to obtain the service - free of charge

Time of quarrying - During office hours (8.30am-4.15pm). Not available in Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.


• Developing and distributing of technical videos

Short video clips about technical details of coconut cultivation

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