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Monday, February 27, 2012 - 5.48 GMT
Kaithady Palmyrah Research Institute soon


Kaithady Palmyrah Research Institute will be put into full operation before the end of May, 2012.

The Institute which was completely destroyed due to the conflict has now been fully restored, at a cost of more than Rs. 13, million within a period of 6 months.

During a discussion regarding development activities of Palmyrah related products, the Indian High Commission on Colombo pledged to provide with machinery, equipment, office future, vehicles and every other item needed by the Institute, under Indian aid.

Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Douglas Devananda said Tamil Nadu Agricultural University and Palmyrah Research Institutes at Chennai, Kerala and Thiruvandapuram were prepared to train Sri Lankan citizens in the production of Palmyrah related products. The training deemed necessary concerning the use of machinery and equipment would be provided with to the relevant employees of the institute by the Indian experts, when once they ware installed, the Minister added.

The institute will carry on researches for uplift of the Palmyrah related products as well as to minimize the cost of production. The researches will also centre on the production of fruit and Palmyrah juice, alcohol, and other Palmyrah related products and to bring them to the international standard for achieving a niche in the foreign markets.






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