Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka hosting a global event in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of its tea industry. more

Feb 28, 2017 12:00 AM News

Sri Lanka's prime minister says it is time to focus on the future and on the nation’s ability “to compete successfully in a dynamic global market place.” more

Jan 6, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

Merrill J Fernando, founder of Sri Lanka’s Dilmah tea company, was recently presented with the ‘Honored Citizen of the Month Award’ by the Colombo Municipal Council. more

Aug 2, 2016 12:00 AM Tea Report

The Waldemar orthodox tea factory in Udapussellawa has been converted by Browns & Co., Plc to an oolong factory. more

Jun 9, 2016 12:00 AM Tea Report

The Ethical Tea Partnership, Taylors of Harrogate, Mother Parkers, and the International Trade Center deliver training to Ceylon tea farmers using an extension methodology. more

Jun 9, 2016 12:00 AM Tea Report

The Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake has appointed Rohan Pethiyagoda to chair the Sri Lanka Tea Board. Pethiyagoda is a well-known Sri Lankan businessman and government officer in the Ministry of Tourism and Sports. more

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM News 1 Comments

The Sri Lanka Tea Board (SLTB), Colombo Tea Traders’ Association and other members of the Ceylon tea industry are planning large-scale celebrations of 150 years of Ceylon Tea in 2017. more

Jan 17, 2016 12:00 AM Tea Report

The tea industry in Sri Lanka has been going through difficult times recently with a decline in tea exports due to decreased demands from the Middle East, Iran, and Russia. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Tea Report

The Rainforest Alliance is working to improve the country’s topsoil by encouraging practices such as mulching, training workers to leave prunings on the ground, and through the application of agrichemicals with greater care to restore garden health. more

Aug 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

Sri Lanka employs a million workers earning a living wage producing the world’s cleanest tea. As a result buyers pay higher prices at the Colombo Tea Auction than the global average — which may just be the cost of sustainable tea. more

Aug 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

Although camellia sinensis plant is not native to Sri Lanka, it was destined to thrive there. Sri Lanka, then called Ceylon, was originally a coffee growing region. more

Aug 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

Organic certification was a relatively new concept when Stassen Bio Garden recognized its importance both to the planet and to the economy. It was 1987, and the tea estate made the decision to certify one of its tea gardens. more

Aug 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

Janaki Kuruppu, who became the first female to chair the Sri Lanka Tea Board in 2011, has been succeeded by Y.G. Wijeratne. more

Apr 1, 2015 12:00 AM Tea Report

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