No More Batik, Handloom Imports
Posted 12,April

By Chaveendra Dunuwille

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With the government planning to uplift the local batik and handloom sector of  the country the State Minister for Batik, Handloom Fabric and Local Apparel  products MP Dayasiri Jayasekara stated that the government plans to halt all  imports of batik and handloom but highlighted that they have no plans to stop  the import of clothes and textiles.  

According to the minister the government has made the necessary financial  allocations to support over 11 000 batik producers in the country and plans to  train 10 000 worker each electorate. As part of their development strategy the  government also plans to open over 200 centres all across the island.