New Dept. for Cinnamon development



Cabinet approval has been granted to establish a new Department to develop Cinnamon and to promote it as a commercial crop.

The resolution jointly furnished by the President and the Minister of Plantation Industries to establish the department named as the ‘Department of Cinnamon Development’.

The department aims to render facilities for the producers, suppliers as well as the exporters for activities such as producing and exporting cinnamon as well as to enhance the quality of cinnamon products, value addition, diversification of products etc. 

Speaking at today’s (15) Cabinet briefing, Cabinet spokesman – Bandula Gunawardena said that the separate department will be established to give special attention to the Cinnamon crop. 

He also emphasized that the sections dealing with the cinnamon crop within the Department of Agriculture will be made into this separate department.


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