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The Tea factory in Gomara Estate, Kandy owned by Sri Lanka State Plantations Corporation under the Ministry of Plantation Industries which was refurbished with modern technology at an investment of Rupees 17 million, was opened by Dr. Ramesh Pathirana, Minister of Plantation Industries with the participation of Hon. Lohan Ratwatte, State Minister of Plantations.

Commenting on this, the Minister stated that “Sri Lanka State Plantations Corporation has gained a net profit of around LKR 42 Rupees by last year and that this tea factory started in the Gomara estate would help once again to promote the objectives of tea cultivation and standard tea manufacturing in future”

Further commenting the Minister mentioned that the Ministry of Plantation Industries takes action to give the maximum support to achieve the aim of converting the premises of 600 acres back into an active tea cultivation land and that the new initiatives taken through Sri Lanka State Plantations Corporation to promote “direct tea cultivation” already commenced by the Ministry marks a better motivation for tea plantation.

This occasion was graced by Ministerial Officials including Mr. Janaka Dharmakeerthi, Secretary, Ministry of Plantation Industries, Mr. Srimal Wijesekare, Chairman, Sri Lanka State Plantations Corporation and its officials, Chairman, Janatha Estates Development Board and its officials, elite personalities related to plantation sector and the villagers.