Production of tea and the export of the commodity have registered new record levels.
Director General of the Sri Lanka Tea Board H.D. Hemaratne said the highest tea production in the past few years was recorded in 2010. 315 million kilogrammes of tea were produced during the year. The Tea Board said that 310 million kilograms out of this were exported. The foreign exchange earned from the tea export has amounted to 1.4 billion US dollars. It is expected to maintain the production and export continuously at a higher level.