AIPA calls upon Govt to protect poultry farmers
Small and medium scale poultry farmers should be
protected to maintain sustainability of the industry. Market
failures and resulting losses have discouraged small and medium
scale producers, president of the All Island Poultry Association
(AIPA) Dr. D.D. Wanasinghe told the Sunday Observer.
Creating awareness of indigenous products
The import of milk should be stopped as the
country is self-sufficient said Pelwatte Sugar Corporation and
Maubima Lanka Foundation Chairman Ariyaseela Wickramanayake.He said
the country spends around $ 4,000 million a year on imports of milk
powder from countries that have made Sri Lanka and many developing
countries a dumping ground.
MBSL to revive some Ceylinco companies
MBSL has stepped in to revive some of the
Ceylinco Group of Companies, including the acquisition of Ceylinco
Savings Bank. Similarly, the ailing ABC insurance Company was also
taken over and revived thereby adding value to its financial base.
Export of coconut related products increases
The Government through the Ministry of Coconut
Development and Janatha Estate Development has launched a
concessional loan scheme for entrepreneurs launching industries
related to coconut. Ministry Secretary Anura Siriwardena said the
scheme named Kapruka Nipayum Diriya was launched to boost the
industries related to coconut.