10 December 2020
Sri Lanka’s government envisions to increase the cultivation of sugarcane in order to achieve self-reliance in sugar production. The island country currently spends Rs. 35 billion ($187mn) annually to import 6,44,000 metric tons of sugar. In order to achieve self-sufficiency by 2025, the government has planned a detailed project, which includes the setting up of 15 new manufacturing plants through public-private partnerships. This project will enable the production of sugar first for national consumption and later on, for export. The sugarcane waste will be further utilised to generate electricity, which will be added to the national grid.
Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO), Mahindra’s authorised distributor for farm tractors and implements, delivered a fleet of 15 Mahindra 6075 4WD tractors to the Sevanagala and Pelwatte units of Lanka Sugar Co. Pvt. Ltd. (LSCPL) on 12th December 2020. LSCPL is a fully government owned company under the Treasury of Sri Lanka. DIMO won the government tender for LSCPL though a stringent tender process, wherein all the global OEM’s participated.
The tractors were delivered to LSCPL in the august presence of Hon. State Minister for Agriculture- Exports, Mr. Janaka Wakkumbura, Mr. Janaka Nimalachandra (Chairman, LSCPL), Mr. Gamini Rasaputhra (CEO, LSCPL), Mr. Vajira Kumarathunge (COO, LSCPL), Mr. Gahanath Pandithage (CEO, DIMO) and Mr.Sagar Bhadkamkar (GM & Country Head – Sri Lanka, Mahindra & Mahindra).
Mahindra and DIMO are fully committed to provide the Sri Lankan farming community with high quality tractors and 24x7 island-wide after sales support
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