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Sri Lanka earned an income of 670 billion rupees from the apparel export during the past year.

Minister Rishad Bathiudeen says that Sri Lanka has earned an income of 670 billion rupees from the apparel export during the past year. The income on the month of November has exceeded 62 billion rupees. US is the largest international market for the apparel sector. the 2nd place has secured by Europe. He made these remarks at a media briefing on the exhibition of AISEX-2018 with suppliers of apparel industry held in Colombo recently.
This is the largest apparel industry exhibition in South Asia. Arrangements have been made to conduct this exhibition in May in Colombo. Two third of the workforce in the industry is women. Therefore, the Minister said his Ministry has commenced a special programme to empower women in the apparel sector.