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Cuba has offered to help Sri Lanka with technology to manufacture medicinal items from drumsticks or Murunga (scientific name; Moringa oleifera), a statement from the Education Ministry said.

Cuban ambassador Andress Marcelo Gonzalez Garrido said this when he called on Education Minister Dinesh Gunawardane. According to the statement, the ambassador said Cuba was manufacturing medicinal capsules and powder from properties of Murunga trees. He said such technology could be offered to Sri Lanka where Murunga is abundantly grown.

The ambassador said it would be beneficial for both the countries to promote exchanges between the universities of the two countries. The Minister sought assistance from Cuba to promote the teaching of Spanish language in Sri Lanka.

  Comments - 12

  • Lalanka Wednesday, 20 October 2021 07:52 PM

    Not only Murunga there many other herbal trees that we have not made use of them..so; make sure to give some work for our dons in agriculture and science faculties. They are not smart enough to guide our government on this areas or our politicians do not know to make use of our experts in agriculture and science .

    Ahmed Wednesday, 20 October 2021 07:53 PM

    Thank you cuba

    Kikazaru Wednesday, 20 October 2021 07:57 PM

    Good, we can off our "පැනි කල and ගෙඞි " and reciprocate the kindness.

    Arnold Wednesday, 20 October 2021 08:38 PM

    Why dont we hear anything positive from proper countries like USA, UK, Canada, etc.?

    Cugan Wednesday, 20 October 2021 11:39 PM

    Education is in big mess so he is thinking of Muringa in exchange learn Spanish.....bring the Cubans too .. learn more about Shea..bring back jVP in action

    Ranjan Thursday, 21 October 2021 01:03 AM

    Why Cuba? Don't we have scientists to develop in Sr Lanka? I'm we do have

    Kumar Thursday, 21 October 2021 06:58 AM

    Murunga or Moringa based items are very popular in California. We grow our own murunga in pots and goes to the greenhouse for the winter months.

    Punchi Banda Thursday, 21 October 2021 07:00 AM

    In Cuba the black Cuban rarely seeks to flee to the United States. They consider they are better off in Cuba compared to living in the United States. Whereas in Sri Lanka, Shingalese, muslims and Tamils have fled and obtained asylum in overseas countries. Cuba can feed their people, I am donating money to feed starving families in our lost paradise

    ravin Thursday, 21 October 2021 07:08 AM

    Thank you, Cuba. Please help us to make or break all mentally retarded in diyawanna.

    Wate Murunga Thursday, 21 October 2021 07:08 AM

    Murunga kaala ivarai!!!

    common man Thursday, 21 October 2021 07:28 AM

    leave moringa alone. We consume moringa in a healthy way.

    Soup Thursday, 21 October 2021 12:15 PM

    Murunga is a cheap poor man's nutritional food item and hope China will not try to grab the deal.


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