Sri Lanka to produce thriposha requirement
The thriposha requirement - 18,000 metric tons will be produced in
Sri Lanka by mid next year.
Only 13,000 metric tons are produced in Sri Lanka. The factory was
taken over by the government in September last year and a significant
progress has been witnessed since then, Health Minister Maithripala
Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena with WFP Representative
and Country Director Aanan Khan. Picture by Rukmal Gamage
During an inspection tour Minister Sirisena pointed out the
importance of training workers. Earlier the factory was run by a private
Sirisena thanked World Food Programme (WFP) for assisting the factory
to increase the thriposha production.
Initially, the WFP is to supply machinery and equipment worth Rs.
68.5 million to the thriposha factory to address the urgent replacement
of 30 year old machinery to ensure uninterrupted Thriposha production.
The cost of these machinery and equipment are jointly funded by the
WFP and Lions Club of Italy.
The WFP also supports strengthening the production capacity of
thriposha by providing Rs. five million to the MOH to produce an
automated packing machine.
Thriposha is a fortified blended food supplement which contains
energy, proteins and required micronutrients, given free to the most
nutritionally vulnerable segments of the population under the national