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More tea to be exported to Russia

Jan 22, 2011 3:47:11 AM - itnnews.lk

A higher demand prevails for Sri Lanka tea in Russia.

Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe has said that tea export activities will be further expanded.

The Minister expressed these views when he met with representatives of large scale tea distributors in Russia. Three million kilograms of tea was exported to Russia last year. Measures are being taken to increase the volume by one million kilograms this year. Extensive discussions were held on expanding export activities. Chairman of Imperial Tea Exports Private Limited Jayantha Karunaratne was amongst those who participated in the occasion.