Sri Lanka is famous for tea throughout the world. There is a great demand for our tea in the world market.
The tea plantation industry is very important to Sri Lanka because the export of tea earns 60% of our foreign exchange.
The tea cultivation in Sri Lanka was started in 1870 during the British era.
The grow well in hill country. It grows well on wet slopes. It needs plenty of rain. It also needs a lot of sunshine.
There are thousands of acres of land under tea cultivation in Sri Lanka. Large tea estates can be seen in Nuwaraeliya, Baddulla, Kandy, Kegalle and Ratnapura districts.
We produce a large quantity of tea every year.
The government has taken several steps to develop the rea plantation industry in Sri Lanka. We ecport tea to countries I Middle East and Britain Australia.
Our Tea Research Institute is situated in Lndula Thalawakele.
Tea is our biggest foreign exchange earner.