Lanka Cement mulls re-opening KKS factory

Lanka Cement mulls re-opening KKS factory
Published: 12 June 2009

Lanka Cement expects to re-open the Kankesanthurai (KKS) Cement Factory in the near future.

“We are planning to re-open the cement factory in Kankesanthurai in the near future and it will create more job opportunities for the rural community,” Chairman Lanka Cement Ltd., Sisira Jinandra Paranagama said.

According to a recent news report a few foreign firm has shown a keen interest in investing in the cement plant in KKS in the Jaffna peninsula. The Report added that four foreign firms have expressed an interest for a strategic alliance with the KKS Cement Factory Ltd, a subsidiary of Lanka Cement PLC. KKS has more than 1,000 acres of limestone. It also owns a 250,000tpa capacity kiln that has been non-operational for more than a decade.