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Liya Abhiman helps in revival of Sri Lankan handlooms
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Jul '14
Mrs. Rajapaksa inspecting handlooms made at the centre
Mrs. Rajapaksa inspecting handlooms made at the centre
The Liya Abhiman Handloom Textile Training Centre is contributing in revival of the handloom sector in Sri Lanka.
 
Last week, Mrs. Pushpa Rajapaksa, Attorney-at-Law and Chairperson of the Liya Abhiman Organization, inspected the functioning of the handloom center established earlier this year in Kottala, Mirigama in the western province of Sri Lanka.
 
The new handloom textile training centre was implemented with concept of Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and under the guidance of Mrs. Pushpa Rajapaksa, Chairperson of Liya Abhiman organization.
 
The Government of Pakistan provided all the assistance for the project initiated under the guidance of Liya Abhiman organization to revive the traditional handloom industry in the country. During the opening of the center in February this year, handlooms and other equipments procured with Pakistan’s assistance were distributed among 70 handloom operators with each operator getting items worth nearly Sri Lankan Rs. 100,000.
 
The handloom center provides training courses as well as other necessary equipments and technological assistance, for artisans to develop new designs and market their products.
 
Handloom textiles is a labour intensive cottage industry and it plays a crucial role in employment generation in several areas of the Gampaha district, including Kottala-Mirigama and Divulapitya-Madampella. However, handloom entrepreneurs in these areas were facing various problems leading to a decrease in their incomes.
 
The Liya Abhiman organization is now playing a catalytic role in modernization of handloom sector in Gampaha district through skill up-grading of weavers by providing modernized looms, training and equipments. This is leading to revival of the handloom sector in Sri Lanka.
 

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