According to the government’s “Vision for Prosperity” National Policy Statement, sugar requirement of the country must be produced locally. Accordingly, a set of policies for the proper planning, guidance and regulation of the development of the sugar industry in Sri Lanka has been formulated and presented to the Hon. Minister of Plantation Industries Ramesh Pathirana, Hon. Minister of State Janaka Wakkumbura and the major stakeholders in the sugar industry on 12.03.2021 at the State Ministry of Sugarcane, Maize, Cashew, Pepper, Cinnamon, Clove, Betel Small Plantation Crops Development, Allied Industries and Export Promotion
The policy was presented by Mr. Dinesh Kodituwakku, Senior Research Officer, Sugarcane Research Institute and officials of the State Ministry, Sugarcane Research Institute, Lanka Sugar Company and Galoya Plantation Companies contributed to the formulation of the policy. This policy document will be submitted to the Cabinet for approval with necessary amendments in the near future.