Pelwatte Dairy Set on Making Sri Lanka Self-sufficient in Milk

SRI LANKA - Pelwatte Dairy Industries Ltd, a leading manufacturer of locally produced dairy products has since its inception supported the local dairy industry and is on a quest to making Sri Lanka self-sufficient in milk.
calendar icon 9 January 2017
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“According to local statistics Sri Lanka spends 400 million dollars annually to import more than 80,000 tonnes of milk powder and milk based products.

It is indeed a sad state of affairs that such a large sum of money is drained out of the country every year, especially when Sri Lanka is in possession of all resources necessary to be self-sufficient in milk.

All facilities, highest grade cattle, ample grazing grounds, and highly skilled traditional dairy farmers are all at our disposal.

Yet, we rely on unhealthy, chemically enhanced milk foods that are imported in to the country,” said Chairman, Ariyaseela Wickramanayake.

Taking on this mission of uplifting the dairy industry in Sri Lanka, Pelwatte Dairy at present directly employs 350 people while 25,000 farmers and their families are benefitted indirectly by the company’s efforts.

Source: Daily News

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