World Food Day was commemorated at an event held in Kurunegala on 16th October 2016 with the participation of a large number of invitees, farmers and general public under the global theme “ Climate is changing: Food and agriculture must too.” It was organized by Caritas Sri Lanka in collaboration with Caritas Kurunegala – Janasetha, Caritas Anuradhapura – Sethsaviya and Caritas Batticaloa – EHED.
The main event which took place at Hotel Indoora had many colorful cultural items and informative talks given by eminent speakers from India and Sri Lanka on the importance of organic farming and the ill-effects of the use of agro-chemicals.
Parallel to this event, 30 exhibition stalls displaying organic food products were on display along the Puttalam Road in Kurunegala. People were eager to purchase poison-free organic products sold by the Caritas Diocesan Centres and other organic farmers. A notable feature was the enthusiasm with which the general public wanted access to the variety of food items grown and processed without using harmful agro-chemicals.