COCONUTS

BY SWINEETHA DIAS WICKRAMANAYAKA
INDONESIA has emerged as a major producer of desiccated coconut during the last three years, and is now threatening Sri Lanka's position in the world market, the chairman of the island's desiccated coconut millers association has claimed.

Sunil Watawala said his producers had been unable to retain established markets, especially in the Middle East, because its product was more expensive than desiccated coconut from Vietnam and Indonesia, whose production is poised to overtake that of Sri Lanka.

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