Jasmine to be grown in SL | Daily News

Jasmine to be grown in SL

With the assistance of the Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Madurai, we had arranged 30,000 Jasmine saplings from India to be planted at a farm owned by a local, Thambapillai Premendrarajah in Puliyankulam, near Omanthai check post in the Vavuniya district. These saplings were imported from Madurai after obtaining necessary quarantine clearances from the concerned Departments of the Government of India as well as Government of Sri Lanka.

The jasmine flower, with a unique fragrance, is a popular flower around the world. It is also widely used in temples in South India, weddings and other religious events. Our efforts in bringing this Jasmine flower to the North, had been deeply appreciated by the people of Jaffna, as it is not presently available in Sri Lanka. Governor of Northern Province HMGS Palihakkara, attended the simple ceremony as Chief Guest at the site. Consul General of India A. Natarajan was also present on this occasion.