The French Government has agreed to extend its assistance to Sri Lanka, by providing €13.9 million (approximately SLR 2,514 million) in concessional loan for the implementation of Development of Six Mini Dairies Project. This initiative will help support the Sri Lankan Government’s ambitious target to achieve self-sufficiency in dairy production by 2020, contributing to close the gap between demand for dairy and local supply.
From 2001 until 2017, Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in Sri Lanka reached an all-time high at US$636 million and in the second quarter of 2017, FDI in Sri Lanka increased by US$395 million.
Sri Lanka has the highest rate of compound feed production per capita of any South Asian country. Soybean meal imports reached a record 230,000 tonnes in 2016, twice the level of 10 years ago. Bran from 3 million tonnes of milled rice production and 1 million tonnes of annual wheat imports is available as a feed component.

The Sri Lankan population consumption of poultry is on the rise at 189,020 metric tonnes (MT) of chicken, with an annual growth rate of 3% in 2017.