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Reaffirming its commitment towards the development of the dairy industry and the development of rural livelihoods, Hatton National Bank (HNB) has joined hands with Richlife Dairies Limited to grant loans to farmers in the Kalutara District.

To mark the beginning of this partnership,  20 farmers engaged in dairy products collecting centres of Richlife Dairies in Panadura, Bandaragama and Wadduwa were granted loans of up to Rs. 25 million recently. The scheme enables farmers to purchase cows and grass land in addition to equipment related to milk processing, milk production, and other milk related products such as yoghurt and curd. Furthermore, it facilitates the construction of cattle sheds, the proper transportation of milk, and the storage of milk by providing the required chilling plants.

The loans were presented to the farmers at a function held recently in Bandaragama,Galanigama with HNB Assistant General Manager – SME, Jude Fernando as the Chief Guest. HNB was further represented by Senior Manager – Development Banking Vishwa Gunawardena and the Regional Head – South Western Region Dammika Dissanayake while Richlife was represented by Operational Manager – Richlife Parakrama Weerasekara.