SRI LANKA – REFORM

BY SWINEETHA DIAS WICKRAMANAYAKA, in Colombo
THE SRI Lankan footwear industry is ailing because of its inability to regularly update its designs and styles, Ranjith Hettiarachchy, Deputy Chairman of the Ceylon National

Chamber of Industries and Chairman of its Footwear and Leather Sector has said. The sector has in the past been a successful foreign exchange earner and local supplier, but has "gradually become a sick industry," he said. The chairman added that although consumers have come to anticipate "frequent changes in design and styles," Sri ...


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