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North Western Provincial Environmental Authority reaffirms Jiffy Products operating standards

Dharmasiri Dasanayake – the Chief Minister of the North Western Province,  Jayantha Wijerathna, Chief Secretary – NWP,  Sujeewa Senasinghe - State Minister of International Trade and  Sandeeptha Gamalath -Managing Director, Jiffy Products Sri Lanka.
Dharmasiri Dasanayake – the Chief Minister of the North Western Province,
Jayantha Wijerathna, Chief Secretary – NWP,
Sujeewa Senasinghe – State Minister of International Trade and
Sandeeptha Gamalath -Managing Director, Jiffy Products Sri Lanka.

North Western Provincial Environmental Authority reaffirms that Jiffy Products Sri Lanka’s Kobeigane factory is operating according to stringent standards and the stipulated environmental requirements

Officials
from the North Western Provincial
Environmental Authority (NWPEA) recently inspected the Jiffy Products
facility in Kobeigane and concluded that all operations conform to environmental
and industry guidelines set by the NWPEA. Jiffy Products Sri Lanka is a
subsidiary of the international plant propagation and horticulture company
Jiffy International AS, and is currently the fastest growing entity in the
global group. 
The
factory visit was attended by dignitaries Dharmasiri Dasanayake – the Chief
Minister of the North Western Province (NWP), Sujeewa Senasinghe – State
Minister of International Trade, H.E Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther, the Ambassador of
Norway, and officials Jayantha Wijerathna, Chief Secretary – NWP, Dr. Saman
Senanayake – Director – NWPEA and M. A. Jayasundara, Director – North Western
Regional Office of the Board of Investments Sri Lanka. Also present were senior
officials from Jiffy including Dagfinn Andersen – President & CEO Jiffy
International AS and Sandeeptha Gamalath -Managing Director, Jiffy Products Sri
Lanka.

Sujeewa Senasinghe - State Minister of International Trade,  H.E. Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther, the Ambassador of Norway,  Dagfinn Andersen - President & CEO Jiffy International AS and  Sandeeptha Gamalath -Managing Director, Jiffy Products Sri Lanka.
Sujeewa Senasinghe – State Minister of International Trade,
H.E. Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther, the Ambassador of Norway,
Dagfinn Andersen – President & CEO Jiffy International AS and
Sandeeptha Gamalath -Managing Director, Jiffy Products Sri Lanka.
Jiffy
Products Sri Lanka specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of plant
propagation substrate, substrate systems and related horticultural products.
Currently Jiffy employs approximately 1100 people in four factories across the
country, and the company’s total investment in Sri Lanka stands at
approximately Rs. 1.6 billion. The Kobeigane factory is one of Jiffy’s main
facilities in Sri Lanka and manufactures a range of high quality plant
propagation solutions.
Dharmasiri Dasanayake – the Chief Minister of the North Western Province  inspects the production process.
Dharmasiri Dasanayake – the Chief Minister of the North Western Province
inspects the production process.
Commenting
on the factory’s operations, Dr. Saman Senanayake –
Director, NWPEA
stated, “The Jiffy factory
in Kobeigane was carefully tested and all operations were evaluated and verified
to ensure that the factory is operating according to the environmental
standards stipulated by NWPEA. We were pleased to find that all the processes
in place are in alignment with industry best practices, and the factory
conforms to all requirements and regulations that have been set by the NWPEA .”
The tour of the Jiffy Products Kobeigane plantation area
The tour of the Jiffy Products Kobeigane plantation area
The
Jiffy facility has played a crucial role in providing employment and uplifting
the local community in Kobeigane. By providing jobs to over 600 people at the
factory alone, Jiffy Products Sri Lanka has been able to support and ensure the
well-being of the local community. The company has also assisted local schools
in the area by providing them with computer labs, resources and libraries. The
company also invested in constructing a road in the area, to enable local
community members to travel on a day-to-day basis in safety and with greater
ease.

The drying process
The drying process
Jiffy
Products Sri Lanka (JPSL) was incorporated in 2003 as a BOI venture. The
motivation behind the Jiffy Group venturing into Sri Lanka was the availability
of coir fiber pith, which was gaining popularity all over the world as a
versatile plant propagation and growing media. Due to Sri Lanka’s strategic
geographical location, the local Jiffy operation currently reaches markets in
Europe and North America and is well-poised to tap into and supply plant
propagation solutions to fast growing economies across the southern hemisphere. 

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