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Handloom training centre set up in Sri Lanka to help weavers
Oct '11
Handloom Textile Training & Services Centre has been set up at Diulapitiya in Gampaha district of Sri Lanka to help weavers acquire specialized skills to produce textiles that are in demand.

Presently, Sri Lankan handloom weavers use traditional looms for producing textiles, but in order to tap the modern day domestic as well as global market they need to adapt to new designs and technology, Minister of Economic Development, Basil Rajapaksa said while inaugurating the Diulapitiya, Ihala madampalla Handloom Textile Training & Services Centre.

The new Centre has been set up at a cost of LKR five million, funded by the Ministry of Economic Development.

The Centre is aimed at development of handloom sector in the country through creation of a skilled workforce by providing training to the handloom weavers in specialized skills and by providing consultancy services to textile entrepreneurs.

For the purpose, the Centre will offer need-based-practical training programme for the already existing workforce in the handloom sector and also to those newly joining or aspiring to join the industry.

Handloom materials worth over LKR two million were also distributed amongst the weavers during the inauguration of the Centre.

The project for establishment of the Centre was executed under the supervision of Mrs. Pushpa Rajapaksa, Attorney at Law and Chairperson of Liya Abiman Organization.

Pursuant to the Liya Abiman programme, self-employment training programmes like sewing, handicraft, sari and jacket making, etc. have been launched for women in Gampaha district.

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