Minister Arumugam Thondaman, Minister for Livestock Development, visited the Nestlé factory at Pannala last week, where he commended Nestlé’s leading role in their drive to grow the dairy sector in Sri Lanka, company officials said.
According to them, Nestlé Lanka (PLC), the single largest private sector collector of fresh milk in the country, on average last year bought 115,000 litres of milk from 13,000 local dairy farmers daily.
Mr Thondaman noted that Nestlé Lanka will have completed the construction of an additional 22 chilling centres by end September this year. These chilling centers are serviced by close to 1000 milk collection points, islandwide.
The Minister visited two Nestledairy farms and a chilling centre in the Kuliyapitiya area during his tour.