Sri Lanka's Lion Brewery resumes exports after 2-month lockdown

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-29 15:15:53|Editor: huaxia

COLOMBO, May 29 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka's largest exporter of alcoholic beverages, Lion Brewery, has resumed exports after Sri Lanka eased a two-month lockdown, local media reported here Friday.

In an official statement, Lion Breweries said that the resumption of economic activities has allowed the company to ship to markets in Australia, Canada, South Korea, Uganda, United Arab Emirates and the United States.

"Global consumers and Sri Lankans living overseas can now again enjoy world-class Lion beers," Lion Brewery said.

The company noted that demand in Africa, the company's largest export market, was largely unaffected with buyers requesting urgent deliveries.

The company reported a record 49 percent growth in exports in the last financial year and aims to further diversify its export markets in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lion Brewery is listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange. Enditem