Nestlé Lanka broke ground for its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Pannala, Kurunegala with a total investment of more than Rs. 5 billion. Nestlé Lanka plans to expand its production capacity for its popular dairy and coconut based products, providing local consumers with more goods that cater to local tastes and nutritional needs.
Nestlé Lanka has made significant investments to support and develop Sri Lanka’s rural economy, especially in the dairy and coconut sectors. President, Maithripala Sirisena was the chief guest at this event which included a farmer felicitation, which was held to recognize the efforts made by Nestlé’s dairy and coconut farmers. Nestlé supports the livelihood of close to 27,000 local farmers and their families. Its payment to local farmers for procuring these raw materials came to Rs. 6 billion in 2016 alone.