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Lacquer products given a boost

National Crafts Council has given a new lease of life to the lacquer industry in Agulmaduwa in Hambantota district. Women in lower income group families in the area were trained sometime ago and are now producing quality laquer products.

Sources at the National Crafts Council said that these women now excelling in the production of lacquer products although they were given only a short period of training.

The sources said that this industry thrives only at Pahalapatuvita and Hureekaduwa.

This industry gained wide popularity in Agulmaduwa in Hambantota district several decades ago.

Officials of the traditional enterprise development ministry are assisting the project while the National Crafts Council is funding the project.