Melsiripura farm consisted of four Divisions viz. Medamulla, Ragedara, Wagolla and Walpolayaya was taken over by the National Livestock Development Board during 1976-1977 periods. Melsiripura farm is situated on Kurunegala-Dambulla road approximately 28km from Kurunegala.
The soils of this region belong to Red Yellow Podzolic soils and the reaction is usually moderate to strongly acidic with a tend towards increasing acidity with increasing rainfall. The organic matter and Nitrogen status is medium and increases with elevation. Phosphorus and Potassium status is usually low. In areas where the Parent Rock is rich in potash, the Potassium status is very good. The Calcium and Magnesium supplies in these soils are quite low but this, however, does not seriously affect crops such as rubber. Certain orchard crops and vegetables required the application of these elements. The cation exchange capacity of these soils enables a satisfactory retention of chemical fertilizers even under high rainfall condition. The depth texture and drainage are extremely good. pH of the soil is around an average rainfall of 1600mm. Mean temperature is around 29ºC. Humidity varies from 75% to 80%.