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Great improvement in footwear manufacturing in Sri Lanka

Footwear imported from countries was reduced from 60 percent to 20 percent, while exports of locally made footwear increased, said Industry and Trade Minister Rishard Bathiudeen.

He said this at a meeting with a group of leather products manufacturers in the department.

In 2013, Sri Lanka won Rs.3, 800 million export of shoes, while it increased to Rs.11,700 million in 2015. Ministry statistics show it a 307 percent increase from 2013 In the first eight months of 2016, Sri Lanka won Rs, 11,980 million exports.

In Sri Lanka there are about 4,000 people working in this sector

 
 

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