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Pelwatte pledges preventive protocols while milk processing

27 April 2020

SRI LANKA - Pelwatte Dairy Industries - Sri Lanka’s leading local dairy processing company - has taken all the necessary steps to ensure the best practices for health and prevention protocols are followed during the dairy processing.

The company, which has continued with uninterrupted dairy collection, has been able to ensure the livelihoods of the local dairy farmers were not disrupted during the crisis. As such, Pelwatte management has taken many steps to ensure that strict COVID-19 preventive protocols are put in place during milk collection and have put strong focus on minimizing person-to-person contact.

"In the time of crisis as a dairy industry leader, Pelwatte has taken best possible measures to ensure that we support the initiative of the Government of Sri Lanka to effectively address and limit the spread of COVID-19. The dairy sector is a critical industry where extreme precautions are put in place to ensure that milk production is continued despite any escalation in the coronavirus outbreak," added Akmal Wickramanayake, Managing Director, Pelwatte Dairy Industries.

Measures taken by Pelwatte Dairy Industries Ltd to enhance preventative measures after the outbreak of COVID-19 included an expedite joint project along with the Lanka Sugar Company (Pvt) Ltd, as it is in the same complex as Pelwatte, along with a shared entrance. Following a discussion, between both company management, a common sanitary program is conducted.

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Source: Daily News

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