Sri Lanka’s historic coconut-based exports received a new lease of life recently as a top Japanese coop-federation – also considered as a leading agro association in the world – started directly partnering with the apex export entity, the Export Development Board (EDB) to strengthen the surging sector.
The Lankan coconut sector is getting another international breakthrough with the first-ever Lankan coco peat delegation scheduled to leave for Japan this October, facilitated by the EDB.
“We welcome Japan Zen-Noh’s assistance. It is time to focus on value-added coco peat and other coconut-based exports,” stressed EDB Chairman and CEO Bandula Egodage recently in Colombo.
Egodage was addressing the visiting four-member delegation from Japanese National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations (Japan Zen-Noh), which arrived to begin its Lankan partnership through coco peat export product support.
Advantis Engineering, a subsidiary of Hayleys Advantis Ltd made an entry into trending Green tourism with the introduction of the exclusive box house concept, by converting marine containers to useable space in Sri Lanka. Advantis has partnered with the team behind the “Box home Tangalle” to create a novel, sustainable and environment-friendly Villa.
Operating with the latest technology applications and consistently being in line with market trends, the company has expanded its service offering over the years. It is also the only company in Sri Lanka that is operating with a fully-fledged sheltered manufacturing plant for container conversions.