- Chairman says investment done in national interest to boost local food security
- Livestock project likely to be done with foreign partnership
- Investment in Mahaweli land
Speaking at the Budget 2021 Forum, organised by Daily FT and the Colombo University MBA Alumni Association, Perera acknowledged that many countries were refocusing on food security, following vulnerabilities created by COVID-19 and that he, too, felt that it was an important endeavour.
“Food security has become a national priority, and as responsible corporates, we must respond. We have already embarked on investing in some Mahaweli land, and we hope to invest in a livestock project with international investment. We may also consider a possible investment in fisheries,” he said at the event.
Perera conceded there was less profit in agricultural and livestock sectors but insisted that he considered it a “national investment”, needed for Sri Lanka’s development.