Applications are called for National Plantation Awards – 2013
The National Plantation Awards Ceremony, which was held in 2012 under the gracious patronage of His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, will be held again in 2013. Applications are called for the following categories of awards from the interested industry stakeholders commencing from 05th February 2013.
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Tea Producers’ Forum Secretariat established in Colombo
Leading Tea Producing countries of the world met on January 21 in Colombo and decided unanimously to establish the ‘International Tea Producers’ Forum (ITPF).
The absence of a specific global body of tea producing countries to ensure sustainable development in tea industry was a long – felt need. This long – felt need was fulfilled due to the efforts taken by the Government of Sri Lanka as the current chair of the Inter – Governmental Group on Tea of the Food and Agriculture Organization.
The meeting was pursuant to an invitation extended by Hon Mahinda Samarasinghe, Minister of Plantation Industries to the Ministers in charge of the subject of Tea in all major Tea producing countries of the world. The sessions were chaired by Hon. Minister of Plantation Industries. Participating countries included India, Indonesia, Rwanda, Malawi, Iran, Kenya, China and Sri Lanka.
At the conclusion of the deliberations, the Constitution of the ITPF was adopted, and a decision was taken to establish the Secretariat of the Tea Producers’ Forum in Colombo, Sri Lanka at the initial stage.
Many Steps for the Development of the Plantation Sector through the Budget Proposals -2013
Presenting the budget proposals for 2013 in Parliament, HE the president Mahinda Rajapaksha proposed several new initiatives for the development of the Plantation Sector. Read more >> 09.11.2012