Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at the signing ceremony along with officials of the State Engineering Corporation and INSEE Cement Sri Lanka
The leading cement manufacturer in the country, INSEE Cement Sri Lanka signed a landmark agreement with the State Engineering Corporation (SEC) to purchase dolomite, which is used as raw material in the cement manufacturing process.
The agreement was signed in the presence of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Parliament premises, which entails INSEE Cement purchasing dolomite from a quarry deposit owned and operated by the SEC in Matale.
INSEE Cement Chairman Nandana Ekanayake and SEC Chairman Ratnasiri Kalupahana signed and exchanged the agreement on behalf of the two organisations.
State Minister, Rural Housing and Construction & Building Materials Industries Promotion Indika Anuruddha Herath, officials from the Ministry, SEC Deputy Chairman Bhagya Jayatilake and Procurement and Logistics Director Thusith Gunawarnasuriya, and Head of External Affairs and Channel development Chandana Nanayakkara attended the ceremony.
Commenting on the agreement, Ekanayake said: “We are committed to building a resilient nation and this agreement is another example of our commitment to help the local industries and communities.”
Additionally, this agreement furthers President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s ‘Vision of Prosperity’ for the nation, in supporting the development of small industries, and creating employment for communities in Matale.