Apparel industry to go for
The Minister of Industrial Development and International
Trade, Rizad Bathiudeen said that it is the right time for the
Sri Lanka’s apparel industry to consider revitalizing its
textile producing industry so as to guarantee integration of the
Innovation, efficient workforce, and global standing in terms
of quality and ecological accountability, have continued to
remain the main focal point of the Sri Lankan apparel industry
for over last 30 years, and the same has helped the industry to
grow into a high-level industry rendering services as complete
The Minister also expressed his contentment over the fact
that country’s garment industry is now marching ahead towards
establishing itself as a fashion industry.
Further Sri Lanka has positioned itself as a consistent
supplier of superior quality clothing at reasonable rates,
alongside observance of lawful practices, which has helped it to
earn a recognition as a manufacturer of “garments without
guilt”, which better exemplifies the synergy between the Sri
Lankan apparel and ethical brands.
Moreover, the country even takes pride in being the Asia’s
only outsourced garment producing country which has ratified no
less than 39 ILO conventions, and has earned recognition as a
country that pays fair wages to the employees, and even sustains
good working standards at work place.
The Minister further urged the garment entrepreneurs to set
up more and more garment units in the Northern Province, and
also expressed his delight that, the Ministry is acting towards
setting up industrial estates in Vavuniya and Mannar regions,
with a view to provide the producers with requisite facilities.