Sri Lanka: Kankasanthurai Cement Factory to reopen

Sri Lanka:  Kankasanthurai Cement Factory to reopen
Published: 28 April 2016


The Kankasanthurai Cement Factory (KCF) in Sri Lanka is to be reopened following its closure some years back due to unrest in the north of the country.

Previously, UAE-based Ras Al Khaimah Cement Co expressed interest in reviving the Kankesanthurai Cement Factory with a US$100m investment.

In 2011-12 a high-level decision was taken to amalgamate Sri Lanka Cement Corporation (SLCC) with Lanka Cement Ltd (LCL). Both companies planned to resume bagging operations at Kankesanthuraid.
Minister Bathiudeen assured the revived KCF process would be different."We have to install all the machines from scratch. From the very start, we plan to do it with international standards. We will revive it with environment friendly, latest cement manufacturing technologies."