Dec 12, Colombo: Lanka Phosphate Limited is to commence fertilizer production which would be launched simultaneously with the Deyata Kirula programme in Anuradhapura next year.
Chairman of Lanka Phosphate Limited, Daya Sandagiri has said the company could now increase its annual phosphate manufacturing capacity from 46,000 metric tons to 72,000 metric tons.
The company currently has the capacity of manufacturing over 6,000 metric tons of phosphate every month, he has said.
Sandagiri has noted that 38,000 metric tons had been ground by the company in the last six months alone.
According to the Chairman, the company is also to commence selling the phosphate mixture to the market directly, which is currently being carried out by private traders.
Lanka Phosphate is managed under the State Resources and Enterprise Development Ministry.