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Pakistan govt helps open handloom center in Sri Lanka
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Feb '14
The Pakistani Government has helped facilitate the opening of a new handloom textile training center in Kottala, Mirigama in the western province of Sri Lanka, said Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa during the inauguration of the handloom training center.
 
According to a statement issued by the Media Center for National Development of the country, Minister Rajapaksa thanked the Pakistani Government and the Sri Lankan organization Liya Abhiman for setting up the handloom training center in the village, stating that the Pakistan Government provided all the assistance for the project initiated under the guidance of Liya Abhiman organization to revive the traditional handloom industry in the country, 
 
The handloom center in Kottala would provide training courses as well as other necessary equipments and technological assistance, for artisans to develop new designs and market their products, he added.
 
Minister Rajapaksa said that earlier, handloom industrialists in several areas of the Gampaha district, including Divulapitya-Madampella and Kottala in Mirigama were facing various problems which was reducing their income, and through these new programs the traditional handloom industry of the country can be revived.
 
On his part, Pakistan High Commissioner Qasim Qureshi said that Pakistan-Sri Lanka ties have been strengthened through economic and trade cooperation.
 
Under the project, handlooms and other equipments provided with Pakistan’s assistance were distributed among 70 handloom operators with each operator getting items worth nearly Sri Lankan Rs.100,000, he added.
 

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