In view of strengthening the economic status of kitul industrialists while providing high quality kitul related products, Hon. (Dr.) Ramesh Pathirana, Minister of Plantation Industries handed over Protection Equipment Kits to those who are engaged in the manufacturing of kitul related products on 29th September in Niyagama priorotizing the District of Galle.

Around 300 kitul related products manufacturers in kitul production villages at the center of Elpitiya, Niyagama, Neluwa, Thawalama Divisional Secretariats in the district of Galle were provided with Protection Equipment Kits. These kits included protective helmets, special casserole, torches and rain coats.

Further commenting, the Minister mentioned that kitul treacle is treated special among world’s natural sugary syrups and for these qualities, there is a possibility of promoting kitul treacle around the world and increasing the export income in future. And also, the Minister further mentioned that the Kitul Development Board has engaged in several plans to promote all kitul related products at commercial level and that various research work is being conducted to introduce kitul varieties of high quality by developing it as an industry.

This occasion was graced by the Ministry Officials, Officers including Mr. Gihan Perera, Attorney-at-Law, Chairman of the Kitul Development Board, Public Officers including Divisional Secretaries and other elites including the regional politicians.