With the intervention of the Embassy of India to set up a new tile factory in the country as a solution to the current shortage of tiles in the market and the inadequacy of tiles produced by local tile factories, officials of Kera Vitrify Tile Company, India's 2nd largest tile manufacturer An initial discussion was held today at the auditorium of the State Ministry of Rural Housing and Construction and Building Material Industry Promotion.
The High Quality and High Quality Tiles are currently being imported and distributed in Sri Lanka through the Building Materials Corporation under the State Ministry of Rural Housing and Construction and Building Material Industry Promotion.
Instead of importing tiles into the country, the government intends to set up a new tile factory in the country using local raw materials. It was also decided to sign a Memorandum of Understanding in this regard within a month.
Mr. Nilesh Jetpeer, Consultant, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India and Vice President, Kera Vitrify Tiles, Mr. Ashok Makwa, Export Manager, Tiles, Mr. Keerthi Ranjith Abeysiriwardena, Secretary to the Ministry, Mr. SMA, Additional Secretary (Construction) were present on the occasion. Mr. Nelugolla and a group of officials participated.