Move to save forex:
Rice flour bread soon
Bread made out of wheat flour will be replaced soon by popularizing
bread made out of rice to save foreign exchange and take the country
forward, Chairman Maubima Lanka Foundation, Ariyaseela Wickramanayake
told Daily News Business.
Bread made out of rice flour
He said that a Japanese team will arrive in Sri Lanka on September 25
and demonstrate how to make better quality bread out of rice flour using
new technology which could be sold at a lower price.
The long overdue event will be held at the Hotel Intercontinental in
the presence of entrepreneurs and decision- makers in the country, he
A Sri Lankan team will be trained by the Japanese team on making
bread out of rice flour. The country spends Rs.20,000 million in foreign
exchange annually to import wheat and this amount can be saved while
providing employment to a large number of people, he said.
texture and soft in touch
*Crunchy when toasted
* Rice Flavour
* Stable in quality
However, consumers must have a commitment to get rid of the habit of
using imported wheat flour and consume local rice products as Sri Lanka
has enough rice.
Wickramanayake said that the people must be patriotic to avoid the
disastrous results in the future as a result of importing wheat flour or
else the consumers will be responsible for this situation.
He said that all Governments which ruled the country imported wheat
flour under various subsidies because the consumers demanded it and now
the country has to pay a huge amount of foreign exchange in arrears.
The only solution is to deviate from imported goods which can be
produced locally and impose a cess on imported goods which should be
higher than the prices of local products, he said.
The shifting to bread made out of rice flour will not need a huge
investment and it could be implemented immediately which will bring many
benefits to the country and the future generation, he said.