Plantations Ministry said in a bid to cater to the increased demand for coconut related products, plans are afoot to establish a new coconut export zone in Hambantota. Plantation Minister Ramesh Pathirana said that a new coconut export zone will be set up in close proximity to the Hambantota Port. The minister said based on current data coconut and allied products will soon become the leading export revenues of the country.
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