Food sector attracts over 40% of Sri Lankan SMEs
date:Aug 11, 2017
More than 40% of Sri Lankan small- and medium-sized businesses are now engaged in food processing, prompting the government to begin construction of a food testing centre aimed at village producers.

According to minister of industry and commerce Rishad Bathiudeen, food SMEs employ 1.5m of Sri Lankas 21m population, making the segment highly significant to Sri Lankas economic planning.

Our ministry has allocated close to LKR195m [US$1.2m] for this year alone to enhance Sri Lankas food sector in
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