Southern Salt Company

Established in 2003 for the expressed purpose of developing the Kunukalliya Lewaya, 250 acres in extent, to manufacture Salt, the company had run in to foreclosure when Raigam Wayamba Salterns bought the whole company including goodwill. Today Kunukalliya Lewaya is fast developing in to a successful saltern to serve the southern part of the island so that consumers will not have to pay extra for the salt to be transported from Puttalam. The Southern Salt Company is under the “Gamata Karmantha” programme of the Ministry of Industrial Development enjoying various benefits such as tax holidays of eight years from date of commercial profits and duty free concessions to import machinery relevant to the Salt trade. It is planned to put up a salt refining, iodating and packeting plant here with the raw material so readily available next door.