Rice-based industries are to be promoted by the Mawbima Lanka Foundation under the patronage of the Central Bank and two state banks with the aim of encouraging industrialists to use excess rice for the production of value added products.
Bandara Industrial Services (Pvt) Ltd, Veyangoda has introduced its rice flour to the market under the brand name Healthy Fla at a ceremony held at the BMICH in Colombo on Thursday. Journalists were given an opportunity to taste rice-based food items prepared by using 'HealthyFla' at the event.
The rice flour is being milled at the Bandara Industrial Services state-of-the-art rice flour milling factory in Veyangoda. The Central Bank has provided financial assistance to set up the factory under its Viskam Loan Scheme.
HealthyFla, specially manufactured for bakery, confectionary and biscuit industry, is based on 100% specially selected best quality Sri Lankan rice varieties milled at desired temperature with latest state -of-the-art milling technology in maximum hygienic conditions, thus it contains no artificial chemicals or additives.