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One of the largest food processing factories in South Asia was opened today at the Katunayake Investment Promotion Zone (IPZ).

The food processing factory is owned by a local businessman with an investment of Rs.1.5 billion. 

The factory is established aiming to meet 10% of the international market requirement for meat-related products. The factory is located on a three-acre land in IPZ at Katunayake.

Several Parliamentarians including Namal Rajapaksa, Shasheendra Rajapaksa, Kanchana Wijesekera, D.V Chanaka, Arundika Fernando and Siripala Gampalth participated in the opening ceremony. (T.K.G. Kapila)

  Comments - 22

  • Sumaiyya Ahamed Saturday, 12 December 2020 09:46 PM

    I thought we are a Dharmishta Society. No Meats.

    Hondha Hitha Saturday, 12 December 2020 10:04 PM

    does anyone knows the name of the owner of this meet processing factory

    Resde Aswe Saturday, 12 December 2020 10:16 PM

    Father-in-laws factory

    ram Saturday, 12 December 2020 11:07 PM

    Instead, Sri Lanka should have opened vegetarian factory to supply globally. By doing so, it can promote friendly environment. Vegetables are healthy meal than meat except for few situation.

    German Saturday, 12 December 2020 11:12 PM

    What an Irony. Few months back beef was banned citing religious reasons but now Asia's largest meat processing factory opens.

    gots Saturday, 12 December 2020 11:45 PM

    i thought beef is ban. buddhist hypocracy, bs monks as usual. close the muslim butcheries to monopolise. hope the basteds get china virus.

    Moorkara Saturday, 12 December 2020 11:48 PM

    I don't see how they compete with India as they are the largest beef exporter to the world market. I won't be surprised Namals Father in laws name circled around at the time of topic of banning cattlt slaughter in the country. Family wins always not the people. Ayyo Salli...

    Kingsley Wijesinhe Sunday, 13 December 2020 12:04 AM

    I thought we are a Buddhist country promoting Ahimsa.

    Hussain Kavi Sunday, 13 December 2020 09:30 AM

    The cat is out of the bag

    Munsif Sunday, 13 December 2020 09:42 AM

    Nomads Sunday, 13 December 2020 11:55 AM

    No wonder the countries cattle community is going to grow till the duration of this govt. After banning cattle slaughter hope the necessary budget allocation is done for the cattle well being.

    Wimal Sunday, 13 December 2020 12:54 PM

    Rajapakse and sons meat factory,what has minister of sports got to do with meat production

    Jalaldeen Samoon Sunday, 13 December 2020 12:56 PM

    Now that cattle slaughtering wil be banned in Sri lanka from where are we going to get so many goats.

    Nimal de Zylva Sunday, 13 December 2020 02:05 PM

    Way to go for country's development

    Rajpriya G Sunday, 13 December 2020 04:09 PM

    Well we have enough overweight Politicians in SL

    Mohamed Husam Ghaffari Sunday, 13 December 2020 04:09 PM

    Bribe of 50 to 10% works always.

    The Butcher Sunday, 13 December 2020 06:27 PM

    What's the problem??? There's 6.9 million cattle right. Already too much for Srilanka.

    Sim Sunday, 13 December 2020 09:49 PM

    Raw materials coming from India. No slaughtering of cattle in Srilanka

    Pamoda Tuesday, 15 December 2020 12:32 PM

    Why can’t they develop more veggie products in the country ?? Being a Buddhist country this is highly unacceptable and disappointed. Seriously politicians are a disaster for the country I

    Charith Perera Tuesday, 15 December 2020 04:44 PM

    This is really good for the economy!! Cheers.

    Chandi Wednesday, 16 December 2020 05:05 PM

    How sad. Poor animals. Is this a Buddhist country.

    Dalit Friday, 18 December 2020 05:02 PM

    We Sinhalese ate meat for more than 100,000 years.


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