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NATIONAL SALT LIMITED

Government owned company
Under the purview of Ministry of Finance, Economic Stabilization & National Policies

OUR STORY

National Salt Ltd. has a long history in salt production in Sri Lanka. It manufactures common salt, iodine mixed salt, crush salt, and Industrial salt. The major production areas are located in Mannar and Elephantpass (Kilinochchi) District, and its administrative office located in Colombo. The salt department was started in 1938 and went through different administrative control and finally it was named as National Salt Ltd from 2001and in June 2021 it is renamed as National Salt Limited and now functioning under the purview of Ministry of Finance. The salt is being recognized as best in quality (96% is Nacl) in compare to the harvested salt in other part of the country. Currently Mannar Saltern produce 6,000MT of raw salt and the Elephnatpass Saltern produce 17,000MT per annum. It has been decided to develop Elephantpass Saltern to produce 20,000 MT/Annum in 2025. The National Salt not only functions as a natural resource extracting center also giving focus on employment opportunities to the vulnerable people in the Mannar and Kilinochchi districts. As at today there are 64 permanent staff and roughly 250 seasonal staff are employed by the institution.National Salt Ltd is governing by the board which comprised by the members represent from Treasury and other government /private institutions and it comes under the purview of Ministry of Finance. The Enterprise Division of the Ministry is monitoring and facilitating the development, legal and accountable matters of the company. As it is a government enterprise it is registered under the company Act. No. 7 of 2007 as a Limited Company to abide for the company rules. Meanwhile the institution is certified by the Sri Lanka Standard Institution to ensure the quality of the product. And also, the company is being audited by the Auditor General Department. Sri Lanka is almost reaching self-sufficient in the salt production. Only close to 3-4% of the PVD salt is being now imported by the food & pharmaceutical industries. National Salt Limited is trying to ensure that Sri Lanka is self-sufficient in the salt production in year 2026.

Our Salterns

Total production area of Mannar Saltern is 163 acres. Annual salt production is 5500 MT approximately, which is 3.5% of total salt production in Sri Lanka. This market share of 3.5% will be increased to 4.% after further development of Mannar Saltern in near future. As it is being a profit making Saltern, it manages to do some development and maintenance activities along with staff salaries and welfare through the profit. Meanwhile the organization is depending on government and other donors to do major development & investment activities. Currently 25 permanent and roughly 75-100 seasonal staff are employed.

In 2001 Elephantpass administration came under National Salt Limited by the Cabinet decision. Anyhow National salt could not operate Elephantpass Saltern due to the conflict situation. After liberated the area in 2009 the Saltern was taken over by the Ministry of Traditional Industry & Small Enterprise Development and they did renovation activity for a worth of 100 Mn. Meanwhile Cabinet approved Rs.125Mn for phase-2 activity in 2015. The Saltern now again transferred to National Salt limited administration by the Gazette notification of 21st Sep 2015. The renovation activities now have been completed 95% in Phase -1 and phase-2 area in 2018. Elephantpass is a largest Saltern in Northern province. It is expected to produce around 20,000MT per annum in near future. At the moment the Saltern running with 25 permanent/contract staff and 150 to 200 seasonal staff.

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VISION

Development of salt - based enterprises in the North by exploration of natural resources connected with chemical and other processes and thereby upgrades the living of the people.

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MISSION

Operation of Salterns,manufacture,processing and marketing of common and value added salt and by-products from the Northern Region.

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VALUES

Utilizing National Resource, Creating Income for Nation, Providing Employment Opportunities And Ensures Social Corporate Responsibilities.

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Our Team

Board of Directors

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D.R. Anura Bandara

Chairman
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W.M.N.J. Pushpakumara

Director
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L.P. Wewalage

Director
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S.A. Sepala

Director
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R.M.S. Thilakarathne

Director
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W.M.J.R. Wickramasinghe

Director

Management

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Mr. M.J.T. Manzil

General Manager
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Deputy General Manager
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Mr. A.Kishotharan

Manager (Saltern, Elephant Pass)
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Mr. M.G. Thilakarathna

Manager (Saltern, Mannar)
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Mr. W.H.I. R. De Silva

Manager - Finance
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Mr. G.N.S. Fernando

Manager- Administration
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Mr. M.I.M. Irshan

Manager - Cost Accounting
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Mr. M.G.S.I. Karunathilaka

Internal Auditor

HISTORY OF CHAIRMEN

CHAIRMEN
FROM
TO
MS.Y. MAHESHWARAN

27.09.2001

05.12.2005

MR.U.K.D.INDRADASA

02.03.2006

07.05.2010

MR.A.K.M.SHIHABDEEN

23.06.2010

30.10.2014

MR.M.M.AMEEN

30.10.2014

25.11.2019

MR.H.G.WIJETUNGA

26.02.2020

10.02.2022

MR.A.P.MORAGODA

11.02.2022

09.12.2022

MR.D.R.ANURA BANDARA

13.12.2022

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Company (History) Profile

YEAR NAME OF INSTITUTE
FROM TO
1938 1965 Salt Department
1966 1990 Sri Lanka National Salt Corporation
1991 1996 Lanka Salt Limited
1997 2001 Sep Mannar Saltern under G.A. Mannar
2001 Oct 2021 June Mantai Salt Limited
2021 June Up to now National Salt Limited. (Salterns in Northern Province )

Head Office

561/3 Elvitigala Mawatha, Colombo

Mannar Saltern

Mannar Saltern, Grand Bazaar, Mannar

Elephant Pass Saltern

Elephantpass Saltern, Elephantpass, Kilinochchi

Contact us

# Name Position Mobile Tel Fax Email
1 Mr. D.R. Anura Bandara Chairman 0777071308 0112368998 nslchairman@gmail.com
2 Mr. W.M.N.J. Pushpakumara Executive Director 0777456642 0112368974 pushpakumarawmnj@gmail.com
3 Mr. M.J.T. Manzil General Manager 0716853685 0112368964 mslhogm@gmail.com
4 Mr. A.Kishotharan Manager Saltern Elephantpass 0777176820 0213204556 managerepass@gmail.com
5 Mr. M.G. Thilakarathna Manager Saltern Mannar 0716457292 0232222384 0232222390 nslmnmngr@gmail.com
6 Mr. W.H.I. R. De Silva Manager- Finance 0719890945 nslhofm@gmail.com
7 Mr. G.N.S. Fernando Manager - Administration 0712074226 0112368974 0112368974 nslho.admn@gmail.com
8 Mr. M.I.M. Irshan Manager - Cost Accounting 0710313230 nsl.coac@gmail.com
9 Mr. M.G.S.I. Karunathilaka Internal Auditor 0755913253 nslhoia3@gmail.com

NATIONAL SALT LIMITED

GENERAL NUMBER
0112368974
EMAIL
info@nationalsalt.lk
WEBSITE
www.nationalsalt.lk
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