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Trade Minister Bandula Gunawardane said Sri Lanka should promote locally manufactured soya oil for cooking as a substitute for cooking oil instead of depending on imports.

He said further promotion of coconut oil production would result in the increase of prices of coconuts available for consumption.

“If we increase coconut oil production, we will have to use more and more nuts for it. Then, coconut prices will increase. Therefore, we should promote soya oil as a cooking oil variety. It can be manufactured successfully here,” he said.

Coconut oil is the most commonly used cooking oil variety in Sri Lanka. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 16

  • Michael Ranasinghe Saturday, 27 March 2021 02:56 PM

    You are a පණ්ඩිතයාා who cannot do a thing .

    Thiyagi Sunday, 28 March 2021 03:03 AM

    Investigate why coconut shortage

    roobarbie Saturday, 27 March 2021 04:34 PM

    Not everyone can use soya oil. Soya is allergic to lots of people

    Yoda Sunday, 28 March 2021 07:23 AM

    ...and where were you local soya oil, all this time?????

    DillonDP Saturday, 27 March 2021 10:32 PM

    Bandu back in action

    Batty Baxter Saturday, 27 March 2021 10:34 PM

    You don't need to tell us clown.... Cheater

    M.O.A.Careem Saturday, 27 March 2021 11:09 PM

    Hon.Minister, speak @ govt cost , good in eye wash talk - deliver something practical to this civilised society - be mindful this is Democratic Socialist Re public of Sri

    dot Sunday, 28 March 2021 04:57 AM

    There was a time we could balance the two ..the nut and the oil for cooking ..Now it seems only the rich would have both in the kitchen and enjoy a meal with the known tried and tested .

    A suggestor Sunday, 28 March 2021 05:19 AM

    To those who are not allergic to soya products, soya milk is a healthy alternative. Less need to import milk powder. There is talk of modernizing the agriculture sector. One for the list.

    Era Sunday, 28 March 2021 05:40 AM

    This man and Dinesh talks with all holes but has not done any work. As Ranil, Ravi were sent home, these men also should be sent home for ever.

    Era Sunday, 28 March 2021 06:22 AM

    How about Palm oil ? Which is a very profitable foreign exchange earner as well. The bull about water usage has to be reinvestigated.

    Boris Vanculenberg Sunday, 28 March 2021 09:36 AM

    All what he talks have only air, but no substance. Don't know how the country tolerates such a man in a responsible port folio

    pirivena dostaraya Sunday, 28 March 2021 10:36 PM

    pirivena dostara how did you manage to get a docterate,and from where.

    Dula Monday, 29 March 2021 05:14 AM

    Tuition - Economics.

    Stingray Monday, 29 March 2021 06:29 AM

    Kids say the dumbest things!!!

    Stingray Monday, 29 March 2021 06:31 AM

    Mu hondatama pahila, ne?

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