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Face masks order to US boosts apparel industry

Special Representative of the President and Head of the Presidential Task Force on Economic Revival and Poverty Eradication Basil Rajapaksa, hands over the first batch of face masks to U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Alaina B. Teplitz.
Special Representative of the President and Head of the Presidential Task Force on Economic Revival and Poverty Eradication Basil Rajapaksa, hands over the first batch of face masks to U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Alaina B. Teplitz.

Special Representative of the President and Head of the Presidential Task Force on Economic Revival and Poverty Eradication and former Minister Basil Rajapaksa handed over the first batch of commercial production of 200 million face masks to U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Alaina B. Teplitz.

U.S Ambassador Teplitz expressed her appreciation to Basil Rajapaksa. “As the world combats this global pandemic, the long friendship between the United States and Sri Lanka is helping both our countries overcome this challenge. Our collaboration has resulted in quality products that can help mitigate the spread of Covid-19. Impressively, the fabric used for the face masks was produced in Sri Lanka, while the chemicals used for the antimicrobial finish were made in the United States, demonstrating a synergy that benefits all,” the ambassador said.The face masks produced by Brandix have been manufactured combining the efforts of over 15,000 of the company’s Associates and an extended network of several supply chain partners in the country. The face masks, produced as 3-ply and of cotton-based fabric with antimicrobial finish, is stretchable for a better fit and meet stringent hygiene standards.

“We are proud that products manufactured in Sri Lanka, such as these 200 million face masks are being exported to nations like the US, where it will play a vital role in combatting the Covid-19 pandemic. This collaboration between the two countries has resulted in sustaining our national economy, in addition to paving the way for global customers to reach out to Sri Lanka for quality products in the months ahead.

We are glad that a leader in apparel like Brandix used its resources to lead the way in this journey, giving the global market a glimpse of the advanced infrastructure and agility that is already in place within Sri Lanka, to meet the current and future market demands,” Basil Rajapaksa said.

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