The Advisor to the Plantation Ministry, Lakna Paranavithane said that the government is taking action to encourage Rubber Cultivation in North and East, like in the hill country.
Small scale Rubber Producers must get modern Technological knowledge to get good prices for their products. Various companies had come forward in providing assistance in this matter, said the Advisor to Ministry of Plantations.
The Rubber Cultivation is undertaken successfully in areas such as Vavuniya, Kilinochchi, Mulaitheevu and Amparai. 25 acre of Rubber is being cultivated in Vavuniya South, he said.
It has been forecasted that Sri Lanka will gain strategic importance in Asian Region. Sri Lanka will be the strategical hub for Rubber Production.
The Government will grant all subsidies provided to Rubber cultivators to the cultivators in North and East, he further said.