NARA celebrated its excellence of 36 years in aquatic research on 2nd of February, 2018. A motivational programme conducted by Mr. Noel Palliyaguru, Member of the governing board, Mr.Monty Ranatunga, Director General (Technical),MFRAD, Mr.Kapila Gunaratne, Senior Assistant Secretary, Social Development,MFRAD. Dr. Anil Premaratne,Chairman , Mr. B.C.W. Iddamalgoda Director General, Dr. H.M.P. Kithsiri, Deputy Director General (Research & Development) of were also NARA participated.