Friday, October 27, 2006

CASP Leads Handloom Industry Meeting

With a view to developing the handloom industry in Ampara District, which was badly affected by both the policies of successive governments and the 2004 tsunami, CASP President Douglas MacArthur held a meeting on Wednesday, October 18th at CASP's Kalmunai office to which many people involved in the handloom industry were invited.

More than fifty men and women involved in the handloom industry, from both the Muslim and Tamil communities, were in attendance. Participants were asked for suggestions about how to further develop the handloom industry in the district. Mr. MacArthur said that the participants provided some great input and thought the meeting was very successful.