The Ministry of Plantation Industries has unveiled a programme to supply export quality tea to the local market.
Seven varieties of quality have been introduced to the market. A regional marketing outlet of the Kalubowitiyana Tea Factory affiliated to the Ministry has been opened at Pelawatte in Battaramulla. The Chief Guest on the occasion was Ministry Secretary Malani Peiris. Head of the Klubowitayana Tea Factory Donald Abeysundera said that they had already crafted plans to impart special training to young men and women to upgrade the quality of the Lanka tea industry.