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Japanese experts say, sea around SL suitable for aquatic plantation

12 March 2018 04:59 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A group of Japanese experts say they have found the sea around Sri Lanka as most suitable for aquatic plantation, in a research conducted by them.

They have recently handed over the report on their research to the Minister of Fisheries Mahinda Amaraweera.

Aquatic plants are rich in hygienic properties and it is largely consumed by people in foreign countries. However, Sri Lankans are still not accustomed to use of the sea plant, Minister said.

Aquatic plantation is also a profitable export food variety. For the first time Sri Lanka exported 52 metric tonnes the last year and earned an income of Rs. 5.5million and it has a potential of earning huge income in the future with the expansion projects, according to the minister.

Sea strips from Galle to Hambantota, Arugam Bay to Trincomallee and Chilaw to Mannar are more suitable for aquatic plantation.

An aquatic plant tissue culture centre has been set up in Rambodagalla Kurunegala to propagate the aquatic plantations. (Dayaseeli Liyanage)

  Comments - 5

  • Duminda Monday, 12 March 2018 11:02 AM

    Commission % discussed or not. If not just forget the project.

    Arthur Monday, 12 March 2018 12:23 PM

    A local marine biologist, a professor, demonstrated the potential for this a long time ago. Nobody listened to him.

    Sanka Monday, 12 March 2018 04:36 PM

    The center has setup at Kurunegala , but the plantations are in the sea.This shows the ........!!

    Dhammika Monday, 12 March 2018 10:15 PM

    Make use of this comment for Japanese to invest in SL if the people who run this govt. has got brains .

    Asoka Tuesday, 13 March 2018 08:45 AM

    Not only for aquatic plantation, there are so many good and suitable things to start if the government has a clear interest to do so. But unfortunately Sri Lanka has become the most suitable hub for drug smuggling.


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