Salt Production in Hambanthota

Hambanthota has been famous for decades due to its salt production. This is one of the oldest industry in this area.The dry weather prevailing most of the years permits good environment condition for salt harvesting process. According to the recent statistics 30% of the Sri Lanka salt production comes from Hambanthots..

Hambanthota Saltern
Hambanthota Saltern

Salt pans are located by the sea bordering the main road. You can see a long stretch of salt pans along when you traveling along the main road. Sea water collected and stored in salt pans and kept until water get evaporated. They process will leave solid salt concentration on the fields. You can see that there are number of small road side stalls selling packets of salts by the main road.

Hambanthota Saltern
Hambanthota Saltern

If dry weather continued for several months, it leads higher volumes of salt production. But harvest will drastically affected if there any unexpected lengthy rainy season continued. Once harvested, salt will go through a cleaning process and Iodization. These salt plant are equip with fully automated salt processing and iodization pants. Many other industries depends on the byproduct of the salt industry also Hambanthota salt pans are provides opportunity for spotting migrating birds during the season.

Hambanthota Saltern
Hambanthota Saltern

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