Record harvest in salterns
The Hambantota Maha Lunu Levaya, Bundala Saltern and Palatupana
Saltern, belonging to Lanka Salt Company recorded a harvest of 90,000
metric tons of salt this year.
Increase in salt production anticipated
The company expects to reap a harvest of over 100,000 mts next year.
There will be an increase in salt production as the Palatupana
Saltern will be developed next year, company chairman Pradeep
Wijayasiriwardana said. He said Palatupana Saltern is situated on 860
acres while salt is produced only in 150 acres.
Wijayasiriwardana said they would be able to produce salt in 500
acres next year.
Steps have been taken to dig a new canal to bring sea water and to
construct a pump house as the preliminary steps to develop Palatupana
The chairman said the company received several orders from foreign