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05 August, 2013 07:38 AM Source: Financial Times - Sri Lanka

With regard to the public unrest concerning the Hayleys Group’s factory in the Weliweriya area, the Managing Director of Dipped Products PLC Dr. Mahesha Ranasoma released the following statement:

Dipped Products PLC of Hayleys Group has been making an invaluable contribution to the economy of Sri Lanka and is a key foreign exchange earner for the country through the manufacture of latex glove products and marketing them over more than 70 countries in the world. Operating for nearly four decades Dipped Products PLC accounts for 5% of the world’s production of non-medical rubber gloves of which our factory in Nedungamuwa produces nearly 45%. 

There has been a misconception that the Dipped Products factory located in Nedungamuwa, Weliweriya is causing environmental and water pollution which consequently has caused much social unrest among the residents of the area.

As the Managing Director of the organisation I would like to express our grave concerns over this matter.

The section of the public in the area is acting under the impression that the effluents released by the factory is lowering the well water quality (pH). We as a conglomerate that follows ethical procedures to deliver quality products as well as service with utmost care condemn the accusations made by such people and take this opportunity to affirm our Quality Control Procedures. More...

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