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Nestlé Lanka wins award for dairy sector development


Nestlé Lanka was honoured with the prestigious Swarna Lanka award for its drive in boosting the dairy industry in Sri Lanka.

This award was presented to Alois Hofbauer, Managing Director for Nestlé Lanka, by the Honourable Chamal Rajapaksa, Speaker of Parliament, Sri Lanka at a ceremony last week.

Mr Hofbauer on the occasion said: “In line with the government’s mission to develop rural communities and make the local dairy industry self sufficient, we are proud to be the top private sector collector of fresh milk in the country.

“Our initiatives to support and develop local milk production and our commitment to support the Sri Lankan Government’s initiative to develop the North and East areas are an integral part of our business. We are deeply honoured to receive this award and will continue our efforts to enhance the quality of life across the country by Creating Shared Value and providing Good Food Good Life to our local communities.”

Pioneering milk collection on a large scale in former conflict areas – the North and East districts of Sri Lanka – in 2009, Nestlé has significantly accelerated the development of the local dairy industry and quality of local fresh milk production this year.

Recent examples include the inauguration of Sri Lankan milk chilling centres in Kilinochchi and Oddusudan, both of which were landmark events for the North and East provinces and the first in their respective areas in 30 years. The centres are expected to have a significant impact on the progression of the districts’ dairy community and overall economy.

Continuing the Company’s determined drive to develop the country’s dairy sector, Mr Hofbauer opened the latest chilling centre in Andankulam in the Mannar district of the Eastern province earlier this month, marking Nestlé Lanka’s 115th chilling centre in the country.

The Swarna Lanka awards are organised by the Independent Mass Communicators Organisation to honour individuals, private sector organisations and entrepreneurs who have shown tremendous dedication in developing Sri Lanka.


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