SLCC to supply cashew nuts to SriLankan

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Sri Lanka Cashew Corporation (SLCC) will supply cashew nuts to SriLankan airlines from next month, SLCC Chairman Damsiri Bandara Karunaratne said today.

Quality of the cashew nuts served on SriLankan flights came up for scrutinity after President Maithripala Sirisena remarked on the quality of the cashew nuts served to him on a Colombo-bound flight.

Mr. Karunaratne said SriLankan purchased cashew nuts from SLCC until 2016 but the airlines had later decided to purchase it from a Dubai-based supplier at a lower price.

He said following a discussion with the Public Enterprise & Kandy City Development Minister Lakshman Kiriella it had been decided to resume the supply of cashew nuts to the airline.

“Local cashew has a large market especially in Europe. SriLankan cashew is known as the queen of nuts and is considered to be a high quality product. The Cashew Corporation is always keen to supply high quality cashew nuts to the local and international market. Because of the quality our prices may be high compared to other imported nuts,” Mr. Karunaratne said.

However, the purchasing price of the cashew nuts to SriLankan is yet to be negotiated. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

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  • Unchikun Friday, 28 September 2018 06:55 PM

    Good, we will all be nuts soon.

    southpaw Friday, 28 September 2018 06:59 PM

    The existing supply chain beneficiary will lose a big fat commission thanks to Cashewgate courtesy of HE the President.

    S.P.Ramkumar Friday, 28 September 2018 07:16 PM

    This a good move, Earlier this national carrier our an TV add, on that add flight streward serving Kripath and kattai shampoo to on board passenger, but We don't know that why did the bought cashew nuts from Dubai based supplier. Is there any commission.

    Saranga Friday, 28 September 2018 07:22 PM

    So many cooperations but none are productive whilst SL stuck in public run so called cooperations rest of the world moved on with private led companies with much better quality, productivity and returns

    mnsmart Friday, 28 September 2018 07:30 PM

    Sri Lanka has the best products let it be Cashew, Vanilla, Tea, Cinnamon, spices etc which is best in the world. lets utilize our best products

    southpaw Friday, 28 September 2018 08:16 PM

    We even have classy politicos with Luxury cars and chairs that even the developed world will envy .

    Sov Friday, 28 September 2018 07:53 PM

    Kudos to president...! One of the huge problem to the nation was solved....

    Anthony Friday, 28 September 2018 08:02 PM

    Make sure that SLCC will not pay any commission to the Minister or Management. Today the down fall of the Country is Commission paid to Politicians. Let it be any party.

    observer Friday, 28 September 2018 08:34 PM

    This will resolve our economy crisis in SL and no more end of the world. Good luck !!.

    Ruwan Friday, 28 September 2018 09:04 PM

    Thanks to Hon President for solving the most burning problem in country..................

    Ceylon Friday, 28 September 2018 09:32 PM

    once this poor farmer's poor son is now thinking so high that he need all things special.new york he stay 7 star hotel,travel by first class,and much more.he even can't eat common people eating cashew.he tries to show now he is supersena,but people know he still sirisena.

    Martin Milton Sunday, 30 September 2018 07:29 PM

    For heavens' sake why were they not given this contract long ago? Another excellent example of ignorance and favouritism to benefit someone's someone perhaps! MM

    gamini Monday, 01 October 2018 09:17 AM

    so the country's most important problem has been resolved


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