Director SCPPC
Mrs. D. S. Rathnasinghe

Seed Certification & Plant Protection Centre
Office :  0812 384226
Mobile : 0718143744 

Achieve excellence in agriculture through management of plant genetic resources, quality control of seed and planting material and plant protection for national prosperity.


Achievement of agricultural development through management of plant genetic resources, quality control of seed and planting material, facilitation of import/ export of quality plant and plant products and enforcement of seed, plant protection and control of pesticides acts for protection of local agriculture and environment to ensure food security of the nation

The mandatory task of Seed Certification & Plant Protection Centre (SCPPC) comprise of taking all possible measure in protecting the agriculture sector in the country by preventing enter of alien pests, promoting the environmentally friendly, technically feasible and economically viable pest management strategies, ensuring quality pesticides for pest control, assuring safe use of pesticides, promoting of seed industry assuring seed quality, conserving of genetic resources of food crops & supporting their utilization.

The activities of the center are mainly focused on overseeing and coordinating the operational functions of the Plant Protection Act No. 35 of 1999, Control of Pesticides Act No.33 of 1980 and Seed Act No. 22 of 2003. Thus it facilitates the regulatory and legislative impetus required for the development of the sectors mentioned in the mandate.
In order to achieve these objectives the responsibilities are entrusted to five units which function under the administration of this center.

The SCPPC provides several significant services required to sustain agricultural productivity such as quality control of seeds, plant protection, and control of pesticides and conservation of plant genetic resources. In order to ensure a safe and viable agriculture industry and preserving its prosperity in the future, regulatory aspects of agricultural activities have received due recognition in the programmes of the SCPPC. This is primarily achieved through legislation pertaining to plant protection, control of pesticides and seed certification.
Seed Certification & Plant Protection Centre
P. O. Box 74,


Telephone : 0812 388044
Fax : 0812 388077
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