Sri Lanka’s first cannery opens in Galle

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Mahinda P Liyanage Galle Daily News correspondent and Ridma Dissanayake

Marking yet another milestone of transforming the ocean into a lucrative resource as envisaged in the Mahinda Chintanaya, the first ever state fish canning factory in Sri Lanka will be opened by President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Galle tomorrow. The new factory operated as a joint venture between the Ceylon Fisheries Corporation and Happy Cook Lanka Food (Pvt)Ltd is located within the Galle Fisheries Harbour premises.

Between 10,000 to 12,000 tins of canned fish are produced daily at the new factory where production has commenced.

The fish production of the cannery is carried out without adding any harmful chemicals according to Sri Lankan fish processing technology introduced by the state-private joint venture’s managing director Kithsiri Kahaduwa, a reputed entrepreneur from the South who has won a number of awards for food production.

A tin of canned fish produced following the Sri Lanka Standard in the factory will be sold at a much lesser price than that of the existing market price of the same product. “Despite the fact that ours is an island, over 200,000 cans of processed fish are consumed per day in Sri Lanka thereby spending a colossal amount of Rs 5,120 million of foreign exchange per annum. With the launch of the new cannery, it is hoped to save at least 10 percent of the massive expenditure of foreign exchange on the import of canned fish,” Kahaduwa said.

Source : http://www.dailynews.lk/2012/04/02/news03.asp

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