Salt industry area at Hambantota

The mere mention of salterns is synonymous with Hambantota. At present the salt industry, which produces 30% of the total salt production of the country, is the major industrial activity in the District and also one of the oldest in the land. Salt is a raw material for a number of secondary industrial products such as magnesia, potash, magnesium sulphate and gypsum which are utilized in other industries.

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