Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe has said that a programme has been launched to expand the international tea market.
The Minister expressed these views when he participated in their annual convention. Attention was focused on the problems that affect the tea industry and the expected programme to be launched. The tea production is being increased due to the peaceful environment prevailing in the country. The Minister said that the new programme is being continuously implemented to improve the demand for tea in the foreign market. Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said that the Ministry has taken over the responsibility of strengthening the producer to overcome the challenges with regard to tea production.