Anura Dissanayake, the leader of the NPP, who has visited Australia to address the Sri Lankans living there, has been to the Costa Business Network, a large agricultural production business spread across all states of Australia, on June 28 to observe the Costa Mushroom Farm located in Perth, Western Australia.
Dr Dhammika Patabandi, the national executive member of the NPP, also joined the occasion.
The Costa Mushroom Farm is a major player in the country, supplying more than 80% of Western Australia’s daily mushroom needs. Their weekly mushroom production capacity is as high as 80-90 tons.
Using large machines, mushroom seeds are planted in a cultivation mixture made by mixing wheat plant parts, chicken manure and gypsum, and the officials of the factory make it clear that highly advanced technical methods are used here to maintain continuous production and produce high-quality mushrooms throughout the year. They have also shown that all environmental conditions are artificially controlled, creating an environment suitable for mushroom growth.
Anura Dissanayake, the leader of the NPP, and others have conducted a brief study of the entire production process, from the preparation of the cultivation media to the release to the market, and have paid more attention to the advanced technical equipment, machinery and methods used to obtain high yields.