Instead of depending on imports public should use and promote locally manufactured soya oil for cooking in Sri lanka; Trade Minister Bandula Gunawardane
He suggested this alternative as promoting coconut oil production will result in the price increasing in coconut available for day today consumption as coconut oil is the most commonly used cooking oil variety in Sri Lanka.
“If we increase coconut oil production, we will have to use more and more nuts for it. Then, coconut prices will increase. Therefore, we should promote soya oil as a cooking oil variety. It can be manufactured successfully here,” he said. (daily mirror)