Sri Lanka to expand spice growing areas

Saturday, 10 August 2013 - 7:42



Sri Lanka is planning to expand spice cultivation to new areas which will increase production and export especially of pepper and cinnamon.


Secretary of Sri Lanka's minor export crop promotion ministry Vajira Narampanawa, said following initial trials, pilot projects were planned in several areas which were not previously known for spice growing.


Cinnamon and pepper will be cultivated in Anuradhapura, and Polonnaruwa in north central Sri Lanka, and Amapara and Batticaloa in the east.