Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / New garment factory for Sumithra opens up

New garment factory for Sumithra opens up

09
Jul '07
A new garment factory was opened at Hasalaka, Mahiyangana by the Sumithra Group of companies. Hon Navin Dissanayake, Minister of Investment Promotion, officially opened the factory.

Minister Dissanayake spoke of the importance of the factory to the welfare of the people in the region. The plant had been originally opened by garment industry pioneer Kumar Devapura, but had recently been taken over by the Sumithra Group of Companies.

The Minister stated that often the focus has been on negative news such as the prevailing conflict, but there are also positive events such as the opening of a factory that has provided employment to so many young people in a lesser-developed part of the country.

"We should strive to make our country like Singapore or Malaysia", he added.

The new factory is a project that comes under the 300 Enterprises Programme of the BOI. Under this scheme, the BOI encourages investors to set up a project in each one of the 300 Divisional Secretariats outside of Colombo and Gampaha. The 300 Enterprises Programme is part of the Government's Mahinda Chinthana Programme, which has as its prime objective the reduction of inequalities in rural areas.

The Nipayun Sri Lanka Programme has advanced considerably since its establishment over a year ago. To date a total 230 projects have been approved by the BOI out of a total of 300. It is accurate to say that these enterprises have given a new dimension to the economy of the people of outlying areas. They have played a part in alleviating some of hardships faced by the populations of these areas.


Must ReadView All

Pic: IFC

Apparel/Garments | On 15th Apr 2021

IFC to support Haiti in revamping garment sector

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is supporting the garment...

Pic: Sorbis / Shutterstock.com

Textiles | On 15th Apr 2021

US textiles & apparel imports down 6.98% in Jan-Feb 2021

The import of textiles and apparel by the United States decreased by...

Pic: Shutterstock

E-commerce | On 15th Apr 2021

Vietnam companies get Amazon boost to turn into brands

The Vietnam Textile & Apparel Association (VITAS) and Amazon have...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

We are staring at livelihood crisis for weavers

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Value of 'Made in India' should get more importance

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Opportunity now to reimagine processes & systems in a digital environment

Dr. Vijaya Kumar,

Dr. Vijaya Kumar

Dr MM Kariappa founded the Vogue Institute of Art & Design in 1996....

Nick Isles,

Nick Isles

The Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design or CNC as it is known as,...

Kurt Wedgwood,

Kurt Wedgwood

From design to raw material to fabrication and ultimately to delivery -...

Wolfgang Plasser, Lenzing AG

Wolfgang Plasser
Lenzing AG

The Lenzing Group is an international company headquartered in Austria...

Thomas Ong P S, NanoTextile

Thomas Ong P S
NanoTextile

Malaysian company NanoTextile Sdn Bhd taps into the potentials of...

Karan Bose, Hula Global

Karan Bose
Hula Global

Hula Global, a leading isolation gown manufacturer in India, has been...

Sarah Denise Cordery, Sarah Denise Studio

Sarah Denise Cordery
Sarah Denise Studio

Manchester, England-based Sarah Denise Studio provides relevant fashion...

Aprajita Toor, Aprajita Toor

Aprajita Toor
Aprajita Toor

The creations by Aprajita Toor were born out of a deep desire to create...

Sweta Tantia, Tahweave & Garo

Sweta Tantia
Tahweave & Garo

Designer Sweta Tantia owns Garo, a couture indutva or ethnicwear brand,...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


April 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search