Thara to boost handloom industry
KATUBEDDA: Sri Lanka’s handloom industry is to receive a
fillip with the introduction of a highly productive handloom machinery
called Thara that would improve the quality and volume of handloom
manufactures, Textile Industry Development Minister Jayatissa Ranaweera
said at the Textile Complex in Katubedda recently.
The Minister was speaking at a ceremony to hand over 10 Thara
machines to Provincial Council Textile Ministries.
“The technology has been successfully used in the handloom textile
industry in India with a quality output,” the Minister said.
Ranaweera said the Government has given priority to develop the
sector while taking steps to popularise this technology to benefit the
local handloom industry.