Dec 15, 2020

Kithul to be a plantation crop

The Cabinet of the ministers has approved naming Kithul as a plantation crop and also establishing the Kithul Development Board.

According to the Department of Government Information, Kithul-related production industry which is endemic to Sri Lanka, is recognized as a highly potential industry for earning foreign exchange.

While steps were taken to uplift the Kithul industry, it was recognized that the expansion of Kithul related industry under the programme to create a people-centred economy by the present government is appropriate, it adds.