Alli’s big step towards the domestic farmer
Alli Company (Pvt) Ltd. has taken a big step towards the local farmer
who has been continuously harassed by the traders who purchased their
crops for a song.
To overcome the above difficulties experienced by the farmers, the
Central Bank of Sri Lanka intervened as a mediator, introducing the
Forward Sales Agreement where the farmer is in a position to sell their
crops direct to the buyer without getting obstruct by an “in between”
The banker of Alli Company who appreciated the Be Lankan Buy Lankan
policy of the company has approved, the import of this special Milling
Plant since they too have been in the process of assisting the Agri
farmer keeping in mind the poor farmer who produces Oried Dhal in so
many difficult areas.
The new State-of-the-art Oried Milling Plant housed at the factory
will give ample opportunities to the Oried Farmer since the company
purchases their crop directly from them, thus the farmer is guaranteed a
reasonable price for their crop. The plant has also given employment
opportunities for the people in an around this area.
The inaugural ceremony for the commissioning of this Milling Plant
took place recently with the patronage of the following distinguished
Director - Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Karunarathne, Senior Deputy
General Manager People’s Bank, P. Pathirana, Assistant General Manager
of People’s Bank W. Ariyasena, Manager - People’s Bank, Nittambuwa
Branch W. Kamalasiri, Manager - Seylan Bank, Kegalle Branch, Krishantha,
Manager - Hatton National Bank, Nittambuwa Branch Nilan Fernando,
Additional Secretary - Ministry of Industrial Development, R.
Piyathilake, Chairman “Mawbima” Foundation, Ariyaseela Wickramanayake
and The Chairman - Managing Director and the Board of Directors and the
Executive Managers of Alli also graced this occasion.
In the plant, the Black Gram gets dried, de-stoned, de-husked and
finally value addition by polishing thus becoming a premium quality
product where no one could argue about its quality.
People’s Bank too has facilitated these farmers to obtain loans at
low interest rates for cultivation. This has proved to be an immense
success since a large number of farmers have signed contracts with the
Furthermore, the farmer too is relieved from spending on transport
charges since we go directly to their collection centres to purchase our
requirement. Hence, this indeed is a fool proof arrangement.
As a policy, Alli has always give priority to the products made from
local raw materials.
So, this is one area where they are going to add another feather to
their cap-another Agri based product, very specially given on the plate
to the farmer.