Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka develops production of Kithul palm honey targeting foreign markets
Thu, Feb 7, 2013, 11:31 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 07, Colombo: Director of Sri Lanka's Industrial Technology Institute Dr. G.A.S. Premakumara says that the institute is providing technical assistance to develop the production of honey from Kithul and Palmyrah palms.

The Institute aims to introduce Kithul honey to the world markets similar to Maple Honey that is sold widely, the Director said.

With the use of proper technology the Kithul palm tree can also be a major export crop like coconut and rubber, the official said adding that exports of Kithul honey can earn a substantial foreign exchange to the country.

The Institute has already provided training to 30,000 people on proper tapping of the palm for a more productive yield.

Dr. Premakumara pointed out that a minimum of Rs. 100,000 per month can be earned from tapping 10 Kithul palms.

The Director added that the Institute is planning to provide technology to promote the Palmyrah palm industry in the North and east.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
UN urges Sri Lanka to take action against those inciting hatred and violence
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President to visit Bangladesh in July
-- [6 hours ago]
Heavy local and international responsibility lay on shoulders, says Sri Lanka's new Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake.
-- [6 hours ago]
Families of disappeared in Sri Lanka write to UN Chief, British PM on their plight
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka shows interest in Belarusian military hardware at MILEX 2017
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Hayleys crosses Rs. 100 billion turnover, in 2016/17
-- [8 hours ago]
Meeting with top U.S. official last call for Minister Mangala Samaraweera as Foreign Minister
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President assures government's commitment to ensure social justice
-- [9 hours ago]
'Attacks on Muslim mosques and businesses is a conspiracy against government' - Minister
Contempt of Court case against GMOA president to be taken up on 2 August

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.