In terms of the Coconut Development Authority Act No 46 of 1971, subsequent amendment Act No 40 of 1987 and the extraordinary gazette notification No. 69/4 of 31/12/1978, the CDA has been vested with powers and functions in the industry to be it's apex body which will provide governance, guidelines, technology, approval for projects & programmes and fund management of the CDA as well as for the other affiliated co-groups in the industry. It also has powers for direct operational functions and responsibilities of supervision, development and facilitation of the industrial processing and that involves small, medium and large scale of industries. In addition to that, the marketing role of the CDA is more significant and it activates both local and international markets. In this mandate, CDA assists to manufacture and to provide market opportunities for coconut products. To achieve this objective, the CDA coordinates its stakeholders including government institutions, private sector organisations, growers, industrialists, banks, general public, etc.