Nagenahira Navodaya creates more jobs:
Tri Star Apparel goes to Trinco
Governor of the Northern province Dickson Delabandara launches
the website while the Chairman of the Tri Star group Kuma
Dewapura and other officials look on. Picture by Saliya
The Tri Star Apparel group, a leading garment manufacturer in the
country has taken the initiative to open the first garment factory under
the Nagenahira Navodaya concept in Thambalagamuwa in the Trincomalee
“The Tri-Star group stands out in its pioneering efforts to provide
employment opportunities and harness the rural talents of the country,
by setting up factories across Sri Lanka under the company’s Rural
Empowerment Concept. Tri Star intensive training programs have been
successful in developing the skills of the rural folk and producing high
quality garments to meet international standards,” said Chairman,
Tri-Star group, Kumar Dewapura.
“We have planned to open a new factory in Thambalagamuwa during the
first week of next month. This area was formerly controlled by Tiger
rebels. We are targeting over 1,000 job opportunities for the rural
community in this area. We have already selected 800 girls and have
trained them to develop their skills in the apparel industry. We set up
a training centre in Trincomalee to facilitate them to develop their
skills. This project will help generate money and it will directly
support development in the area,” he said.
“The total investment on this project is US $ 2 million, and the
factory has the capacity to produce 100,000 pieces per month and we are
mainly targeting the US market. We are planning further expansion at
this factory and also hope to expand business in the Northern province
as well in the near future,” he said.
“Even though there is a high risk on investing on businesses these
days due to the global economic crisis, this is the right time for all
businessmen to invest especially in the Eastern and Northern provinces
and to contribute to the development war in the country,”
“Business is always a gamble. However, the success of every business
depends on the management skills and cost management. The main reason
for factories to close down which we experienced in the industry was due
to poor management and poor cost management,” he said.
“With the dawn of peace in the country, overseas buyers are willing
to work with Sri Lanka again and this will create more opportunities not
only in the Apparel industry but also in many industries in the country.
Therefore, the next few years will be quite challenging for every
industry in the country,” he said.
Tri-star Apparel launched its official website on Tuesday evening
with the participation of all senior members of the company.
Governor of the Northern province, Dickson Delabandara was the chief