Sri Lanka aims self-sufficiency in fisheries

  • 15 Jun 2009 12:52:38 GMT

    Local produce needs to get upto speed with global standards...

    i think it`s rather absurd to expect people to move over to local stuff when local stuff really hasn`t done much to earn the trust of local consumers by providing a good product...

    The cliche and the easiest statement to make is about import duties...

    almost all food stuff imported into country are heavily taxed already...

    look at things like cheese...

    Kraft and happy cow are premium priced but still people rather by them over local stuff cos there isn`t any good competitor local brands...

    that`s the flaw in local manufacturers and policy makers...

    they would rather treat the symptoms and not address the cause...

    treating the symptoms or at least talking about is the most popular and the easiest...

    upping the quality standards and giving consumers a valid reason to buy into truly local stuff is a lot harder....

  • 15 Jun 2009 15:38:33 GMT

    Great! do it. I hope America learns the lessons from you guys!

  • 15 Jun 2009 19:41:16 GMT

    [Sri Lanka can save USD 400 million annually in foreign exchange by becoming self-sufficient in fish while providing employment to thousands of people]

    Until the waters are totally emptied of fish, wich will take, say

    5-6 years with those numbers mentioned, with SL pricing in mind.

    However it wont happen in next 10 yrs due lack of proper fish n

    factory ships like them the Japanese has, wich are cost effective.

    [when there are 1.5 million milch cows in the country]

    This means, there is 1.5 million cows carrying, or just delivered

    a calf ? Those bulls must be very very busy.

    One good statement above is tho, buy homebrew before imports.

    Thats what all countries are promoting now, due the recession.

  • 15 Jun 2009 21:09:43 GMT

    [Sri Lanka aims self-sufficiency in fisheries]

    Eventhough, ALL Tinned Fish that we see in shops all over Sri lanka are `imported`!!

  • 15 Jun 2009 22:50:22 GMT

    Any thing is ok as long as mighty Sri Lanka teaching a lesson to USA and the West thats the dream some are living. But as I write this more are trying to get out of Sri Lanka if you guess West and USA yes.I am waiting for the Daily News to come up with the exciting news article that the westerners are lining up in big numbers and begging to settle in Sri Lanka.In the interim Sri Lankans can eat imported Chines made caned fish.

  • 16 Jun 2009 03:58:18 GMT

    Just a passing comment why is that Sri Lank not been in the head lines at the BRIC summit.The only country who came out of the global financial melt down without even a small scratch in so far as a mosquito bite shouldn`t it be that Sri Lanka should be taking the lead roll at BRIC summit in Russia.How come India is taking the spot light as power house economy.