National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA) launching 03 community based projects on induced breeding of high value ornamental fish species, culture of aquatic plants in hydroponics system and value addition to fish through smoking technology. The technical utensils / equipments need for the 03 projects were delivered at NARA premises by Hon. Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister of Fisheries & State Minister of Mahaweli Development to the 39 nos by beneficiaries. Inland Aquatic Resources and Aquaculture Division and Institute of Post Harvest Technology Division are mainly involved in the projects under the supervision of Dr. Anil Premaratne, Chairman, Mr. B.C.W. Iddamalgoda Director General, Dr. H.M.P. Kithsiri, Deputy Director General (Research & Development). Dr. V.Pahalawattarachchi Head / Inland Aquatic Resources and Aquaculture Division, Dr. Geevika J Ganegama Arachchi, Head / Institute of Post Harvest Technology Divisions and Mr. Suseema Ariyarathne, Senior Scientist at Institute of Post Harvest Technology Divisions.