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 to meet 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.
Sri Lanka developed its own Ayurvedic system based on a series of prescriptions handed down from generation to generation over a period of 3,000 years. The ancient kings, who were also prominent physicians, sustained its survival and longevity. King Buddhadasa (398 AD), the most influential of these physicians, wrote the Sarartha Sangrahaya, a comprehensive manuscript which Sri Lankan physicians still use today for reference. Some are believing the age of "Hela Wedakama" comes from the great King Ravana as most of the real traditional medicine practitioners still worship the King Ravana in order to obtain the permission prior to start treatments for the patients or prior to start making medicines according to the ancient traditions.
To overcome the international by combining the indigenous medicine with the modern science.
To provide the sustainable pharmaceutical products to the international market via manufacturing them by combining indigenous medicine with modern science, in order to obtain a revival of agriculture.