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 to open first garment factory in rebel stronghold
Tue, Feb 19, 2013, 12:15 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 19, Colombo: The Ministry of Economic Development of Sri Lanka will open the first garment factory established under the Northern Spring (Uthuru Wasanthaya) programme in the former rebel stronghold of Kilinochchi.

The Ministry said all arrangements are in place to open the factory within the next few days. Once opened the factory is expected to provide employment to over 2,000 youth in the region.

Colombo based MAS Holdings, a leading apparel producer, has set up the new factory in Kilinochchi as a part of its MAS Active group, the competition and casual sportswear and performance wear manufacturing arm, with the support of USAID organization. According to the Ministry, the MAS Active expects to produce about 100,000 garments pieces monthly and the employees are already receiving training.

Governor of Northern Province Major General (retd.) G.A. Chandrasiri has recently inspected the factory and the training process.

Kilinochchi was once the de facto capital of the LTTE with its own system of administration.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Indian PM thanks Sri Lankan President for fishermen release
-- [52 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan government to reduce prices of imported ric
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Army to return more LTTE-possessed gold jewellery to rightful owners in North
-- [3 hours ago]
Russia agrees to import fish products from Sri Lanka
-- [3 hours ago]
No LTTE 'Mahavir Day' celebrations allowed in Sri Lanka - Military Spokesman
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President calls on SAARC nations to join forces against external threats
-- [5 hours ago]
Another Sri Lanka ruling party MP joins opposition
UNP General Secretary will not crossover to government, pledges to support common candidate
MDMK leader celebrates Sri Lanka's slain terrorist leader's 60th birth anniversary
Sri Lanka's extremist Buddhist group promotes racial and religious violence against minorities - UN report

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.