A separate University is to be set for small industrialists. Minister Risath Bathiyuideen made this revelation during a debate in Parliament on the proposal for the implementation of an order enforced under the Sri Lanka Export Development Board Act.
The Minister said that this University will be launched with the intention of arming the small industrialists with the required knowledge and imparting training. The Government has taken this decision targeting immediate development in this sector. The Government hopes to craft a policy document on the small industrial sector. Plans are underway to launch Export Industrial Zones in Vavuniya, Kilinochchi and Mannar. The Minister further told the House that development was taking place at a pace in these areas through such development projects