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* Textile design sector of Sri Lanka holds handicraft exhibition on January10
Fri, Jan 10, 2014, 12:12 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 09, Colombo: Textile design sector of Sri Lanka will hold its first exhibition of Sri Lankan, Indian and European handicraft designs.

The exhibition and sales outlet will be opened in the Galle Town Hall on Friday, January 10 at 10 a.m. A workshop on handicraft creations will be conducted at the same venue from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entry to the exhibition and sales outlet will be free of charge.

High quality, traditionally designed garments including saris, shirts and kurthas which can compete with products in the international market will be displayed at the exhibition and will be available for sales as well at the event.

Liya Abhiman Organization, a women's organization led by Pushpa Rajapaksa, the wife of Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa, has introduced the creation of Sri Lankan and Indian handicraft designs through the handicraft textile industry under the minister's direction.

The textile handicraft designing project commenced operations in the Liya Abhiman Designs Centre at Moragoda, Gampaha in March last year under the Indian textile designs expert Ishara Harischandra's instructions.

Initially 48 women out of nearly 1,000 applicants were trained in the craft within a period of five months at a cost of Rs.100,000 per trainee. Out of them, 38 women who completed the training are now self-employed with each of them earning almost Rs. 35,000 per month.

All their creations are being sent to Laksala and other State institutions as well as to private sector organizations.

The products with traditional handicraft designs have become popular in China, India and several other countries and the program helps greatly to reduce unemployment among Sri Lankan women, the Ministry says.

According to the Ministry, the type of hand-woven sari which costs around Rs.80,000 in India can now be bought in Sri Lanka for about Rs. 30,000.

Further, the success of this programme has resulted in a big demand for threads required for the production of saris and other garments boosting the business for thread manufacturers.

The second training programme which began on January 6 has elected 50 women to be trained in the art.

Arrangements have been made to hold the next sales outlets and exhibitions in the Matara, Anuradhapura, Hambantota, Kandy and Kegalle Districts.

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