Advertising Archive / Search SL Breaking News Disclaimer About Us
Lankapage Logo
Go HomeHome Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com
Leading News from Sri Lanka ::

* Sri Lanka to revive all closed tea factories
Mon, Aug 24, 2009, 07:09 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 24, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government plans to reopen all the state-owned tea factories that have been closed for number of years.

Sir Lanka's Minister of Agriculture, D.M. Jayaratna has directed his Ministry to take necessary measures to reopen the tea factories to boost the production to meet the demand.

Out of over 650 tea factories that are registered with the Sri Lanka Tea Board about 50 have been closed for various reasons, the government says.

Some of the state-owned tea factories were burnt down by the Marxist insurgents during their uprising in the South in 1988-89 period.

Sri Lanka has not been able to meet the increasing global demand for its tea and the government wants to increase the production of the cash crop.

Copyright 2000, 2009 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.