The setting up of Dedicated Economic Centers was started in 1998, as means of implementing marketing development strategy to provide marketing facilities for producers in the rural areas.
The subject of establishing DECs which was carried out by the Ministry of Rural Employment Promotion was assigned to the Ministry of Trade, Marketing Development, Co-operatives and Consumer Services in 2007. Accordingly, coordination and supervision of operation of all DECs are done by this Ministry.
The objectives of setting up economic centers are to:
Located in the Divisional Secretariat Division of Attangalle, 329 B Grama Sevaka Division of Hiripitiya East, Gampaha District. It is located close to the railway crossing in the Nitrtambuwa - Katunayake highway and at Bandaranayake Mawatha about 50 meters towards the road leading to the Veyangoda weekly fair.