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OUR VISION & MISSION

VISION

🟢 Fulfilling consumption needs in Sri Lanka

🟢 Earning Foreign Exchange of vital importance

🟢 The resurgence of growing coconut plants as the countermeasure for the rapid dwindling of coconut harvest in Sri Lanka

MISSION

🟢 Encouraging Sri Lankans to grow at least one coconut plant in a suitable location and educating them as to how to obtain coconut plants from a coconut

🟢 Disseminating relevant instructions and assisting the interested parties in growing coconut trees

🟢 To establish a strong foundation to encourage people to grow coconut plants through coordination of relevant Government Departments, coconut growers, and any other professionals in the field.

  • Did you know?

    The annual yield of coconuts in Sri Lanka does not fulfill even the main requirements of the country. This has resulted in an increase in local coconut prices. Sri Lanka has also lost opportunities in earning valuable foreign exchange as the manufacturing of export-oriented coconut products has been minimized due to the limited availability of coconuts.
  • Not only Ceylon Tea

    Sri Lankan coconut products are also among the world’s best. The country has the potential to earn a colossal amount of foreign exchange through the development and strengthening of the export of coconut oil and allied coconut products. This is of paramount importance at a time when Sri Lanka is gearing up for a great leap in economic development.
  • A simple step is sufficient

    Let one person grow one coconut tree. We will take a step forward today to become part of creating a strong national economy in a few years. Together we shall face challenges and find solutions to any difficulty that may arise along the way. A simple act of good hands joined together today will nourish the entire nation tomorrow.
  • This is our Kapruka, the Tree of Life

    Strong traditional experience indicates that we must once again re-establish our past lifestyle, which was closely linked to the coconut tree. In the past, a few coconut trees grown in our own garden provided sufficient coconuts to fulfill the home needs. Recent studies have concluded that the yield of one coconut tree fulfills the annual need of one person. Accordingly, growing your own coconut tree will be advantageous for your wallet and ensure the food safety of your family. Furthermore, through each coconut, you save for the country by growing your own coconut tree, you will become a proud contributor to earning valuable foreign exchange for Sri Lanka.

What can you do?

As a responsible citizen, what can you do to circumvent the current precarious situation the country has faced with?

The first step is for you to consciously understand the current situation; the coconut prices are high due to supply is low; supply is low because production is low….. This is a chain reaction. If we are to be self-sufficient in coconuts, we must start to increase production.

Here you can be part of the dynamic force!

Decide today itself to plant at least one coconut tree in your garden, compound, or any other vacant plot of land. If you do not have enough space, obtain at least one coconut plant and donate it to your friends, relatives, and colleagues who have space available to grow a tree.
Maintain the tree… the “good hands” Initiative shall advise you as to how to look after the tree and its growth
The most important viewpoint is to develop the right attitude and the right action!
Do not be a debtor to our ancestors, who grew coconuts for our present-day consumption!

Grow coconut trees today for our future generation!

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The number one buyer of Sri Lankan coconut based products is United States of America.In 2018 our exports to US has been 109.9 Millions. This is 17.9% of total earnings from coconut based products exported in 2018.
Sri Lankans consume about 70% of coconuts produced annually.This is approximately 1.8 billion nuts per annum!!

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Russia, Spain, Turkey, Egypt and Iran import less than USD 10 million of coconut based products from Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka has earned Rs. 12029 million by way of exporting coconut based products in August 2020. However this amount is more than the amount registered during the same period in 2019 by Rs. 2626 million.

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Rs. 13790 million is the all time highest amount reached by way of exporting coconut based products, reached in July 2020.
Rs. 13790 million is the all time highest amount reached by way of exporting coconut based products, reached in July 2020.

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The number one buyer of Sri Lankan coconut based products is United States of America. In 2018 our exports to US has been Rs. 109. 9 million. This is 17.9% of total earnings from coconut based products exported in 2018.
The number one buyer of Sri Lankan coconut based products is United States of America. In 2018 our exports to US has been Rs. 109. 9 million. This is 17.9% of total earnings from coconut based products exported in 2018.

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Sri Lankans consume about 70% of coconuts produced annually.This is approximately 1.8 billion nuts per annum!!
Russia, Spain, Turkey, Egypt and Iran import less than USD 10 million of coconut based products from Sri Lanka.

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By way of increasing coconut cultivation a tremendous opportunity is available to export coconut based products and earn invaluable foreign exchange!
By way of increasing coconut cultivation a tremendous opportunity is available to export coconut based products and earn invaluable foreign exchange!

OUR IMPACT

A Thousand Benefits Of Coconut Trees

The coconut tree, a plant that can live for many years, has transformed to adjust to hot and wet tropical regions well.

Its botanical name is Cocos Nucifera and trees had been in Sri Lanka for over 2000 years. Plantation of coconut trees systematically and scientifically has commenced in the 19th century. Coconut an important monocotyledons (unitary leaves) tree belongs to the “Palme” genus and the only tree belonging to the section of “cocos”.

Commonly it’s known as the divine tree, because of the benefits it gives to mankind. Apart from the benefits derived out of consumption, it gives a multifaceted production as well as commercially beneficial by-products.

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