Sri Lanka announced Wednesday that it has opened its first accredited and fully automated facemasks manufacturing facility in Kotugoda on the western Island of the country.
According to local media, the fully automated facemasks manufacturing facility gulped an estimated $830,000.
A statement issued by the company said the factory operated by Sensetronics Limited would manufacture 3-ply and KN95 masks as the demand for such masks had increased amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
“The facility will provide the general public affordable and quality masks, while it is also expected to bring in foreign exchange through exports,’’ it said.
The factory was declared open by the State Minister of Production, Supply, and Regulation of Pharmaceutical Channa Jayasumana.
The Sri Lankan police have warned that anyone caught leaving their homes without masks will be fined or will face a jail term.