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Sri Lanka identifies 5000 acres for sea cucumber cultivation

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ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka has identified areas of 5000 acres in the districts of Jaffna, Kilonochchi and Baticaloa districts to cultivate sea cucumbers and 100 acres will be released to farmers, cabinet spokesman Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said.

“See cucumbers are highly prized in China and Korea and a kilogram sells for about 40,000 rupees,” Minister Amaraweera said.

“The cabinet of ministers had cleared a proposal by Fisheries Minister Douglas Devananda to release the locations to farmers to set up export villages.”

Initially 100 acres will be released to export villages in block of 1 acre.

If done well about billion US dollars can be earned a year, he said.

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