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Monday, 16 June 2014 - 12:10
GOVT TO GROW 10,000 HA RUBBER IN NORTH-EAST
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Minister of Plantation Industries Mahinda Samarasinghe said that Sri Lanka would add 10,000 hectares of rubber plantation to the North East in 3 years.

Speaking at the 95th Annual General Meeting of Colombo Rubber Traders Association, he said that plans were mooted to complete 1,000 hectares by the end of 2013.

The Minister said that Sri Lanka producers only 2% of the World Rubber Market and the increase of production, was a prerequisite to increase that percentage.
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