President lays foundation stone for large-scale cassava project
The first-ever large scale Green Investment Project of introducing cassava (manioc) to the international market through the Foreign Direct Investment worth US Dollar 40 million, got underway Monday (8) with the President laying the foundation stone for the industrial complex to be set up in Welikanda, Polonnaruwa.
Starch Industries (Pvt) Ltd, a Sri Lankan agri-pharma company in collaboration with Gramashakthi People Movement have launched this project in a bid to introduce cassava to the international market. The start of the construction got underway under the Gramashakthi concept of President Sirisena. Governor North Central Province – Sarath Ekanayake, Starch Industries (Pvt) Ltd Chairman Andreas Wyk were among the invitees who gathered for the event.