National Craft Council signs MoU with Sri Lanka Postal Department to sell handicrafts online

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) –A Memorandum of Understanding between the National Craft Council and the Sri Lanka Postal Department to sell handicrafts of local craftsmen online was signed yesterday (09) at the Ministry of Mass Media.

This program expects to create an Online Digital Platform to sell handicrafts that are made by local craftsmen to local and international markets. Sri Lanka Postal Department will deliver these handicrafts on this digital platform through its Expedited Mail Service which is currently operative in 67 destinations in 53 countries.

The new system will expand the market for the local craftsmen while earning foreign exchange for the country.

Handicraft manufactured by the craftsmen who have registered with the National Craft Council and will be sold under the ‘Lakshilpa’ brand name. Handicraft will be bought from five Lakshilpa emporiums that have already been set up under the National Craft Council.

The program will be launched on November 22, 2021, at 3.00 pm at the Water’s Edge in Battaramulla.

The MoU was signed under the patronage of Media Minister Dullas Alahapperuma. Post Master General Ranjith Ariyaratne and Chairman of the National Craft Council Sampath Arahapola participated.

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