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Seminar for Minimize Post Harvest Losses in the New Year Season - 2018 Baduraliya Regional Office -TFC Reception Hall - Matugama -2018.03.28

 

 

Seminar for Minimize Post Harvest Losses in the New Year Season - 2018
Baduraliya Regional Office -TFC Reception Hall - Matugama -2018.03.28

 

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Sri Lanka Tea Board Launches Global Promotion of Ceylon Tea

 

 

 

Sri Lanka Tea Board Launches Global Promotion of Ceylon Tea

Dentsu Grant receives mandate for consultancy services for media planning, scheduling and buying the Rs. 4.5 billion campaign, the single largest initiative to market the Ceylon Tea brand globally

The Sri Lanka Tea Board on Wednesday (21) awarded a Rs. 219 million media contract to Dentsu Grant to commence a global marketing campaign for Ceylon Tea. The campaign aims to re-establish the premium position of Ceylon Tea in 12 priority markets and reinforce its association with the Lion Logo, the symbol of premium quality.

The agreement was signed at that the Sri Lanka Tea Board in the presence of the Hon. Minister of Plantation Industries, Navin Dissanayake. Signing on behalf of the Sri Lanka Tea Board was Mr. J. A. Ranjith, Secretary of the Ministry of Plantation Industries, while Finance Director, Mr. Romesh Fernando and Vice President, Ms.Laila Gunesekere of DentsuGrant (Pvt) Ltd signed for the agency.

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Ceylon Tea has been cherished by tea connoisseurs all over the world for over 150 years. But rapidly evolving global consumer preferences and aggressive marketing by the beverage industry has curtailed the growth of Ceylon Tea’s market share.

“Ceylon Tea continues to attract a premium in the global market and is in the top five exports for Sri Lanka,” Navin Dissanayake, the Minister of Plantation Industries, said. “To sustain and grow Ceylon Tea’s market share, we need to be more aggressive in our approach to attracting new consumer segments and stand out in the beverage market. The campaign will also connect the Ceylon Tea brand with Sri Lanka as the country of origin and support the nation branding initiative of the government.”

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In an environment where competition from other tea-growing countries and alternate beverage options are competing for a share of the business, the campaign will contribute towards re-igniting interest in the Ceylon Tea brand and strengthening its premium position in the global market.

“The challenge before the media agency Dentsu Grant is to plan and implement a very well-thought-out strategic media campaign that will reach the diverse but carefully targeted audiences within the 12 countries,” Rohan Pethiyagoda, the outgoing Tea Board chairman added.

Dentsu Grant brings over 60 years of experience in working with local and international brands and has helped launch many brands that are household names today. The group also bring the strength of its leading global network, with access to the best in class resources from 355 offices in 143 countries with 58,000 co-workers.

Dentsu Grant Chairperson, Neela Marikkar said, "Today we live in a digital world and reaching consumers in an innovative and engaging manner has become an art. The advent of the millennial generation has also meant that many are not aware of the premium and artisanal quality of pure Ceylon Tea, and the health benefits of drinking black teas.”

“With our strong digital and media capabilities, bespoke data mining tools and in-depth consumer understanding built over the last 60 years, we are confident in rebuilding the Ceylon Tea brand. To top it all off, the opportunity to work with an important brand with historic roots such as Ceylon Tea is a significant milestone and a celebration of the agency’s 60th anniversary on 1st April,” she concluded.

Visit of National Tea Award Winners to Singapore

 

 

 

Visit National Tea Award Winners to Singapore

Sri Lanka Tea Board has organized a visit to Singapore for the Award Winners of National Tea Awards Ceremony 2017 which was held in December 2017 as part of the celebrations of 150th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Tea Industry. The purpose of the tour was to honour the contributors who make the tea industry great: the tea pluckers, smallholders, factory officers etc.  

The delegation was led by Mr. Pethiyagoda, Chairman, Sri Lanka Tea Board from 7th to 10th March 2018 and accompanied by Mr. Roshan Rajadurai, Chairman, Planter’s Association. Mr.M.D.Samarasingha - Assistant Director (Tea Tasting) and Ms.P.U.Manamperige - Statistical Officer of Sri Lanka Tea Board also joined the tour as coordinators.

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National Tea Award Winners who have been felicitated are:

Mr.A.M.D.D.Abhayasinghe Best Tea Smallholder National (Tea Land ¼ - 1 acres)
Mr.M.G.Chandrathilaka Best Tea Smallholder National (Tea Land 1- 5 acres)
Mr.H.P.N.Somarathna Best Tea Smallholder National (Tea Land 5- 10 acres)
Mr.J.P.A.Amaratunga Best Tea Smallholder Society (Halgolla Ekamuthu Tea Small Holder Society)
Ms.M.Sivagami Best Tea Plucker (Plantation National)

 

 

 

Winners of Randiya Seya - 2017 Photograpy Competition

 

 

 

Winners of Randiya Seya - 2017 Photograpy Competition

Tea Manufacturing Culture
01st Place Mr.Jayanath Kumara Illagakoon 1st place-01 TMC01
02nd Place Ms.Ayesha Bulathgama 2nd place 01-01 TMC02
03rd - Place Mr.E.G.Sagara Nuwan Gunawardena 3rd place01-01 TMC03
Merit Awards Winners
 

Mr.H.M.Naveen Damsara Perera

Mr.Gagan Karunachandra

Mr.Nuwan Prasanna Liyanage

Ms.Ayesha Bulathgama

Ms.Ayesha Bulathgama

Mr.Ravi Chithral Wickrama

Mr.Kariyawasam Gamhewage Keerthirathna

Mr.S.M.Pasan Iranga Senevirathna

Mr.K.T.Sampath Peiris

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01st Place Mr.Nishantha  Mallawaarachchi
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 02nd Place  Mr.Ravindra Ranasinghe  2nd place-011  TDC02
 03rd - Place  Mr.Ravi Sathyajith  3rd place-011  TDC03
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Ms.Anudi Nisalya Weerasinghe

Mr.Don Chaminda Udaya Kumara Samarathunga

Mr.Pandula Bandara

Mr.Pandula Bandara

Ms.Amanda Samani Jayawardana

Mr.Athula Ranaraja

Mr.Ravi Chithral Wickrama

Mr.Jayanath Kumara Illangakoon

Mr.S.M.Pasan Iranga Senevirathna

Monthly Tea Summary

 

 

 

 

Monthly Tea Summary

 

Monthly Tea Summary includes monthly tea production, Sales quantities at Public Auction, Average sale prices at Public auction,Monthly black tea exports and monthly total fob prices.

 

* Monthly Tea Summary - July 2017

 

GMP Certification

 

 

GMP Certification

Traditionally, Iran has been the 2nd largest outlet for “Ceylon Tea” after the Russian Federation. The stringent economic sanctions imposed on Iran by the West and USA has temporarily shifted the positions of the global buyers but with the imminent possibility of sanctions being lifted sooner than later. Iran would definitely revert to the top. The Low Grown Tippy Teas at the Colombo Auctions are readily purchased by Iran and Ceylon Tea virtually dominates the market with a share of approx. 50%.

As of late, the Food & Drug Authority under the Ministry of Health & Medical Education in Iran has become very concerned and sensitive regarding the protection of their consumers from imported food & beverages. Accordingly, the Iranian Authorities are seeking an undertaking from the state bodies of the tea producing countries on the quality of the final product exported to Iran. To facilitate this requirement, Iran expects a Certification of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Good Hygienic Practices (GHP) which is applied for manufacture and processing of final product for made tea.

The Government of Iran is therefore, requesting a Quality Certificate from all tea suppliers exporting to Iran to consider registration permitting the import. This certification is mandatory and has to be issued by the apex state body of the respective tea producing countries. The issuing of new GMP Certificates and renewal of old GMP Certificates will be considered by Iran only after submission of such document. Hence, the Sri Lanka Tea Board (SLTB) has taken action to commence a process which will enable interested exporters to apply and obtain a quality certificate for submission to Iran. Under this scheme, SLTB involvement will be to issue a third party certification enabling eligibility for GMP from Iran in respect of final tea product ready for shipment after conducting an extensive inspection process in respect of blending, storing and packaging followed by a final product evaluation using sensory analysis and scientific examination guided by national and international standards for tea. The annual surveillance audits up to the renewal of certification after three years, may gain international confidence for Ceylon Tea, another value-addition for Sri Lanka tea industry.

This scheme is entirely voluntary and Sri Lank Tea Board will undertake inspection only on the request of the specific tea exporter and arrange expertise as per a pre-scheduled plan and audit using applicable standards. The enclosed set of documents will describe the procedure followed prior to issuing of certification and thereafter, in awarding the certificates. The scheme provides an internationally recognized third party Quality Assurance Certificate for processed tea in Sri Lanka

QUALITY ASSUARANCE FOR FOOD SAFETY AND GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICES OF TEAMANUFACTURING PRACTICES OF TEA

PROCEDURE FOR GMP/GHP CERTIFICATION

GMP Certified Exporters

Mabroc Teas (Pvt) Ltd - No.57/3, New Hunupitiya Road, Kiribathgoda, Sri Lanka.

BPL Teas (Pvt) Ltd - No.20-24, Parakrama Road, Mattumagala, Ragama.

Vintage Teas Ceylon (Pvt) Ltd - No.143/2, Veediya Bandara Mawatha, Mulleriyawa North, Mulleriyawa New Town, 10620, Sri Lanka.

Akbar Brothers (Pvt) Ltd - No.122 Sri Sudarshanarama Mw, Himbutuwelgoda Kelaniya.

Shan Teas (Private) Ltd - No:80/5, Ambatalle Road, Kohilawatte, Wellampitiya.

Millennium Teas (Pvt) Ltd - No:161/B, Ambathale Road, Mulleriyawa North, Mulleriyawa, Colombo.

Expolanka Teas (Pvt) Ltd - No:245/50, Avissawella Road, Wellampitiya.

Reza Seylani Tea (Pvt) Ltd - No.816, Aluthmawatha Road, Colombo - 15

Ceyem Commodities (Pvt) Ltd - No.21, Kattiyawatte Road, Mabole Wattala.

Van Rees Ceylon Ltd No.51/27, New Nuge Road, Peliyagoda.

Heritage Teas (Pvt) Ltd - No.96, Ambathale Road, Kohilawatte, Wellampitiya

Imperial Teas (Pvt) Ltd - No.151,Biyagama Road, Kelaniya.

Almar Teas (Pvt) Ltd - No.143/17, Sri Wickrama Mawatha, Colombo - 15.

Uniworld Teas (Pvt) Ltd - No.99, Old Road, Ambatale, Mulleriyawa North

Etna Trade Link (Pvt) Ltd - No.65, Ambathale Road, Wellampitiya.

SLS Warehousing (Pvt) Ltd. - No.396, Sudharshana Mawatha, Nungamugoda, Kelaniya.

Jafferjee Brothers - No.150, St Joseph's Street, Colombo -14.

Harrisons (Colombo) Ltd - Stores, "N" and "O", No.330, T.B.Jayah Mawatha, Colombo-10.

Green View International (Pvt) Ltd - No.36 A, Lake Road, Mulleriyawa

Tea Tang (Pvt) Ltd - No.235/2A, Old Avissawella Road, Orugodawatte.

Jafferjee & Sons (Pvt) Ltd - No.521, Kandy Road, Peliyagoda.

Anverally & Sons (Pvt) Ltd - No.170, Church Road, Mattakkuliya, Sri Lanka.

Union Commodities (Pvt) Ltd - No.79, Biyagama Road, Talwatte, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

Stassen Exports (Pvt) Ltd - No.833, Sirimavo Bandaranaike Mawatha, Colombo 14, Sri Lanka.

Ranfer Teas (Pvt) Ltd - No.36, Ketawalamulla Place, Colombo 09, Sri Lanka.

Marah Trading (Pvt) Ltd - No.912, Biyagama Road, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

Ceylon Tea Marketing (Pvt) Ltd - No.63/7, Sedawatta Road, Kohilawatta, Wellampitiya, Sri Lanka

Venture Tea (Pvt) Ltd - No.272, Ganemulla Road, Ma-eliya, Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka

Empire Teas (Pvt) Ltd - No.190/1, Siri Sumana Mawatha, Kelanimulla, Angoda, Sri Lanka

Regency Teas (Pvt) Ltd - No.26, 1st Lane, Naramminiya, Pethiyagoda, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

Walters Bay Bogawanthalawa (Pvt) Ltd - No.04, Sri Premananda Road, Mattumagala, Ragama, Sri Lanka

Sunshine Tea (Pvt) Ltd - No.754/5, Kandy Road, Wedamulla, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

Quick Tea (Pvt) Ltd - No.119/125, Attampolawatta Mawatha, Mabole, Wattala, Sri Lanka.

Unilever Lipton Ceylon Ltd - No.258, M.Vincent Perera Mawatha, Colombo 14, Sri Lanka.

Senok Tea (Pvt) Ltd - No.19/1, Kokandara Road, Kalalgoda, Pannipitiya, Sri Lanka.

Asia Teas (Pvt) Ltd - No.102/3, Dharamapala Mawatha, Colombo - 07. Sri Lanka.0

Enrich Tea And Food Exports (Pvt) Ltd - No.50/12, Attidiya Road, Kawdana, Dehiwala, Sri Lanka

J.V.Gokal Ceylon (Pvt) Ltd - No.70, Sedawatte Road, Wellampitiya, Sri Lanka.

Anverally International (Pvt) Ltd - No.08, Jawatte Road, Colombo - 05, Sri Lanka.

A.F.Jones Exporters Ceylon (Pvt) Ltd - No.330, T.B. Jayah Mawatha, Colombo-10. Sri Lanka

World Spices & Teas (Pvt) Ltd - No.245/50, Avissawella Road, Wellampitiya, Sri Lanka

Commercial Export Company - No.115, New Moor Street, Colombo-12

Ranfer (Pvt) Ltd - No.36, Ketawalamulla Place, Colombo-09.

 

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MEMBERS OF THE SRI LANKA TEA BOAD

 

  • Mr. Lucille Wijewardena,
    Chairman,
    Sri Lanka Tea Board,
    574, Galle Road,
    Colombo 03.

       

  • Ms. W.M.T.D.Wickremasinghe,
    Addl. Secretary (Dev)
    Ministry of Plantation Industries,
    11th Floor, Sethsiripaya,
    Battaramulla.
  • Mr. A.M.P.M.B.Atapattu
    Director General,
    Department of Development Finance,
    Ministry of Finance,
    Colombo 01.
  • Mr.Jeewaka Atapattu
    75/5, Barnes Place
    Colombo 7.
  • Mr.Anslem Perera
    Chairman, CTTA
    C/o Euro Scan Exports Pvt Ltd,
    89, Barnes Place, Colombo - 7.
  • Mr.Sunil Poholiyadda
    C/o.RPC Plantation Management Services (Pvt) Ltd,
    No.310, High Level Road,
    Maharagama.
  • Mr.Anil Cooke
    Chairman, Colombo Brokers' Association,
    C/o.Asia Siyaka Commodities Pvt Ltd,
    320, Darley Road, Colombo 10.
  • Mr.Harith Ranasinghe
    Chairman - Sri Lanka Tea Factory Owners Association,
    64/12A, Nawala Road,
    Nugegoda.
  • Mr.D.M.Wijeratne,
    Chairman - Tea Small Holdings Development Authority,
    Sethsiripaya,
    Battaramulla.
  • Mr. Jayantha Karunaratne
    Chairman - Tea Exporters Association, 
    No.50 Nawam Mawatha, Colombo-02.

  • Mr.R.S.K.Doolwalage,
    Addl Secretary (Admin.)
    Ministry of Industry and Commerce
    73/1, Galle Road, Colombo - 03.

  • Mr.Neville Ratnayake,
    Chairman  - Sri Lanka Federation of Tea Smallholder
    Development Societies, 70, Parliament Road
    Battaramulla.
  • Observer -Mr.Dammika Kobbekaduwa
    Sri Lanka Tea Factory Owners Association,
    54, Kirulapone Avenue,
    Kirulapona.
  • Observer - Mr.H.D.Hemaratne
    Consultant, Colombo Tea Traders' Association
    Colombo 2.
  • Observer - Mr.Niraj De Mel
    482/3A, Wettasinghe Gardens,
    Off E.W. Perera Mawatha,
    Pitakotte.
  • Observer - Mr.S.Ajith N.Silva
    Dilka, Kandhavihara Road, Kaluwamodara,
    Aluthgama.

CONTACT STAFF

 

 

Minister of Plantation Industries

Hon.Naveen Dissanayake

Tele : 94 - 011- 2314119
Fax : 94 - 011-2388235
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Head Office
Postal address:
574, Galle Road, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka.
P.O.Box 1750, Colombo. Sri Lanka.

Cables: Tea Board, Colombo.

Telephone: + 94-11-2587814
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Chairman

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Mr.Lucille Wijewardena
 
Postal Address :
Sri Lanka Tea Board
No.574 Galle Road, Colombo - 03.
 
Telephone
: + 94 -11 -2590968
Fax
: + 94 -11 -2585701
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Director General
Mr.S.Anura Siriwardena
 
Postal Address :
Director General
Sri Lanka Tea Board
No.574, Galle Road,
Colombo - 03.
 
Telephone
: + 94 -11 -2508991
Fax
: + 94 -11 -2582122
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Director Promotion
Mrs.Premala Srikantha
Director Promotion
 
Postal Address :
574, Galle Road, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka.
P.O.Box 363, Colombo. Sri Lanka.
 
Telephone
: +94 11 2583343
Fax
: +94 11 2587341
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Tea Commissioner
Mr.E.A.J.K.Edirisinghe
Tea Commissioner
 
Postal Address :
574, Galle Road, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka.
P.O.Box 363, Colombo. Sri Lanka.
 
Telephone
: +94 11 2580182
Fax
: +94 11 2580161
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Tea Exports Branch
Dep. Tea Commissioner Exports
 
Postal Address :
574, Galle Road, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka.
P.O.Box 363, Colombo. Sri Lanka.
 
Telephone
: +94 11 2504090
Fax
: +94 11 2584844
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Analytical Laboratory of Sri Lanka Tea Board
Dr.Nishantha Jayathilake
Director Laboratory
Postal Address :
574, Galle Road, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka.
P.O.Box 363, Colombo. Sri Lanka.
 
Telephone
: +94 11 2581576
Fax
: +94 11 2581576
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Tea Testing Unit of the Sri Lanka Tea Board
Postal Address :
574, Galle Road, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka.
P.O.Box 363, Colombo. Sri Lanka.
 
Telephone
: +94 11 2593270
Fax
: +94 11 2587341
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Regional Office Matara
Assistant Tea Commissioner – Matara
 
Postal Address :
No.46, Wilfred Gunasekara Mawatha,
Fort, Matara.
 
Telephone
: +94 041-2222636
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Regional Office Bandarawela
Assistant Tea Commissioner – Bandarawela
 
Postal Address :
Vishaka Mawatha, New Badulla Road,
Bandarawela.
 
Telephone
: +94 057-2222812
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Regional Office Gampola
Assistant Tea Commissioner – Gampola
 
Postal Address :
No.140, Ambagamuwa Road,
Gampola.
 
Telephone
: +94 081-2352279
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Regional Office Rathnapura
Assistant Tea Commissioner – Rathnapura
 
Postal Address :
No.61/1, New Town,
Rathnapura.
 
Telephone
: +94 045-2222136
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Regional Office Mathugama
Assistant Tea Commissioner – Mathugama
 
Postal Address :
Wathurana Road,
Baduraliya.
 
Telephone
: +94 034-2247444
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Regional Office Galle
Assistant Tea Commissioner – Galle
 
Postal Address :
No. 04, William Wijerathna Mawatha,
Alapalawa Road, Wakwella Road, Galle.
 
Telephone
: +94 091-2232052
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Tea Promotion Unit - UAE/Middle East/Gulf
Minister (Tea Promotion)
 
Postal Address :
Consulate General of Sri Lanka
P.O.Box 51528

Villa No. 2, Plot B-44

Al Hudhaiba, Satwa

Dubai, UAE.
 
Telephone
: +971 4 3987871, +971 4 3989349
FAX : +971 4 3987872
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Tea Promotion Unit - Russia / CIS
First Secretary (Tea Promotion)
 
Postal Address :
Sri Lanka Embassy, 24, Shchepkina Str.,
Moscow 129090,
Russia.
 
Telephone
: +7-495-688 1363
FAX : +7-495-688 3511
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Tea Promotion Unit - China
Third Secretary (Tea Promotion)
 
Postal Address :
Embassy of Sri Lanka, No.03, Jian Hua Lu,
Beijing - 100600,
China.
 
Telephone
: 00-86-10-65322919
FAX : 00-86-10-65325426
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