Mahanayaka Thero expresses objection towards both local and foreign ethanol

Mahanayaka Thero expresses objection towards both local and foreign ethanol

Mahanayaka Thero expresses objection towards both local and foreign ethanol

Written by Staff Writer

06 Jan, 2020 | 10:28 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Mahanayaka Thero of the Malwatta Chapter of Siam Sect, Thibbatuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangala Thero, today expressed his displeasure regarding the promotion of local ethanol production.

Minister of Plantation Industries and Export Agriculture Dr Ramesh Pathirana and State Minister Janaka Wakkumbura paid reverence to the Prelate at the Malwatte Maha Vihara.

Dr Ramesh Pathirana stated that the government intends to stop importing goods that can be manufactured locally. State Minister Janaka Wakkumbura stated that ethanol is a by-product of sugar production, however, the Thero stated that he is against the import or local production.


 

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