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Army to import 10,000 cows to make milk for the country

The Sri Lankan Army is to import 10,000 cows from Australia, as they aim to produce enough milk to support the entire country.

Colonel A.V. Gunaratne, Director of Agriculture and Livestock at the army-run Kandakudah farm, was reported to have told journalists of the military project, as he took them on a tour of the area.

The project was to be backed by a ‘foreign company’ reported The Island, with all produce being made available to the state-owned Milco company. The European company also allegedly wanted assurance from the government that they would purchase any produce not bought by the company.

See our earlier post: Government buys up local milk (10 May 2012)

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