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Pelwatte Dairy empowers local dairy farmers to make Sri Lanka self-sufficient in milk production


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Pelwatte Dairy Industries Ltd., a leading manufacturer of locally produced dairy products, has been supporting a multitude of local dairy farmers for many years. Locally produced full cream milk powder, butter, a variety of yoghurt and ice cream are among the list of products produced at Pelwatte Dairy’s ISO 22000: 2005 world food safety certified factory in Buttala.

Speaking on the current situation of the dairy industry in Sri Lanka Chairman Ariyaseela Wickramanayake said: “Sri Lanka has the capability of being self-sufficient in milk production, and Pelwatte Dairy has constantly lobbied for this country to take that step. Our dairy farmers spread around the island produce some of the finest fresh amilk in the world and we need to support their industry by purchasing this milk instead of relying on imports.”

Pelwatte Dairy supports about 25,000 farmers and their families living around the island. Almost 150,000 -200,000 liters of milk is collected per day at collections points situated in close proximity to dairy farming communities, before being transported to the Pelwatte Dairy factory.  Stringent quality control measures are in place throughout the entire process of milk collection and production.

Pelwatte full cream milk powder is produced using only locally sourced fresh milk from dairy farmers spread across the Eastern, Uva and Central provinces. Freshness of the milk powder is assured not just by the quality standards adhered to at the production facility, but also by the fact that milk powder is produced within 24 hours of collection time. 

All Pelwatte Dairy products are 100% natural, with no additives, chemicals or preservatives added to any of the wide range. Freshly collected milk is also used to produce butter, sterilised milk, yoghurt and ice-cream. Pelwatte products can be purchased from retail outlets and supermarkets islandwide. The company also offers bulk purchases to both the hotels and bakery sectors.

Speaking further Wickramanayake noted: “All our milk and milk-based products are produced using only locally collected fresh milk. This is why we can guarantee our customers freshness and goodness in every product. We again reiterate that import of milk powder is not a necessity and we need to start promoting our own products while uplifting the standards of our own people.”

Director Marketing of Pelwatte Dairy Akmal Wickramanayake added: “Pelwatte Dairy products have come to be known for their quality and goodness. We have won the confidence of our consumers not just because of the standards we follow but also due to the fact that we are a locally based company, using local produce that is both safe and healthy.”

Quality, tasty and healthy Pelwatte Dairy products are available through supermarkets and retail stores spread across the island.


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