The Development Division of the Department plays a significant role to provide technical Advice and guidance to stakeholders; to produce and distribute planting materials and to grant Financial assistance for them with view of promotion of the EAC sector. The division is Headed by an Additional Director General (Development) supported by three Directors (Development), each of them has been assigned two provinces, for the effective management and implementation of the EAC development program. In addition, Assistant Directors attached to the respective districts, Extension Officers in-charge of the Extension OfficerRanges, Research and Development Assistants and Development Officers attached to the Divisions worked as a supportive staff to continue the services and functions of theDevelopment division. The development activities and services of the division mainly focused on the wet and Intermediate zones of Sri Lanka covering 14 districts viz Kandy, Matale, Nuwara Eliya, Kurunegala, Colombo, Kalutara, Gampaha, Galle, Matara, Hambantota, Kegalle, Ratnapura, Badulla and Moneragala. In 2016 three new offices were opened in Ampara, Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura Districts to expand EAC development activities thereby introduction of EACs to non-traditional areas was continued.