Country to boost handloom sector via
The Sri Lankan government has appointed a special task force
to advice on a viable model to provide boost to the island’s
handloom sector, said Rishad Bathiyutheen, Sri Lankan Minister
of Industry and Commerce.
He said the taskforce to suggest a viable public-private
partnership (PPP) model for developing the prospects of the Sri
Lankan handloom sector. The taskforce has been mandated to
manage a capacity building program, which will see 100,000 more
skilled people joining the industry, within the next three
The Sri Lankan handloom sector provides employment to around
2,970 weavers operating out of 511 weaving centres. The
installed base of handlooms is around 10,000.