Sunday, 24 August 2014 - 20:48
Major Scale Japanese Investments in Sri Lanka
A discussion on Japanese investments in Sri Lanka between the Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa and the Chairman of Japan Sri Lanka Enterprise Committee, took place recently at the Ministry premises.
Minister Basil Rajapaksa stated that Sri Lanka is taking action to promote export of vegetable, fruits and ornamental foliage employing modern techniques.
He also stated that a great demand for pineapple with a taste endemic to Sri Lanka exists in the Middle East market and action will be taken through this tissue culture centre to promote appropriate varieties of pineapple.
Steps will be taken to encourage the local cultivators to by breeding plantains, mangoes, vegetables and flowers which will be cultivated in home gardens as well as major scale plantations.