Celebrate 150 years of Ceylon Tea – Tea Party

World’s ever longest Tea Party organized by Sri Lanka held on 06 July 2017. While many countries from east to west across the world celebrated at 5.00 pm Sri Lanka time in every time zone and the local event was at Galle Face Hotel, Colombo. This celebration was organized b...

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National Environmental Week - 2017



Inauguration Ceremony of National

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Visit of Honorable Vice Minister of Agriculture of China


Honorable Vice Minister of Agriculture of China Tea Research Institute of Sri Lanka on 04 May 2017....

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TRI participates in the national exhibition at the BMICH

The Tea Research Institute participated in the national exhibition........

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Visit of His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena


His Excellency President Maithripala
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Year 2017: the year of adoption of integrated measures ..........



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First working day celebration of year 2017

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High quality St. Coombs tea

It is time to order the best tea you have ever tasted.
High grown factory fresh unblended St. Coombs tea is available at the St. Coombs Tea Centre....

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St Coombs achieved all time record price

St Coombs achieved all time record price...........

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Climate Change

Report on climate changevulnerability and adaptation strategies for
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Tea Research outshines at the Sixth Symposium on Plantation Crop Research

The sixth Symposium on Plantation Crop Research was successfully held at the BMICH during November 3-4, 2016. The theme of the symposium was “Plantation Agriculture t...

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Report on climate change vulnerability and adaptation strategies for tea plantations released

A comprehensive report on the impacts of climate change, vulnerability and adaptation strategies for the tea sector in Sri Lanka .....

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Low Country Regional Centre & St. Joachim Tea Factory Celebrated 50 years of Services

The TRI Low country Regional Centre and St. Joachim factory celebrated their Golden Jubilee in 2014. Commemorating the Golden Jubilee, a series of events viz. an “Open Day” for stakeholders, felicitation of retired officers with long years of service and religious ...

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National project launched for popularizing the use of machines in tea smallholdings sector

Launching the national project for popularizing the use of machineries in tea smallholdings, the Minister of Plantation Industries, Hon. Mahinda Samarasinghe handed over 21 million Rupees worth of machines and equipment to 50 societies of tea smallholders and 25 bought leaf t...

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Corporate Plan 2013-17

The third revision of the Corporate Plan of the TRISL is now prepared. It embodies the vision of the management, a commitment of its senior managers by way of its mission and of all those involved in making realistic goals and objectives....

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About TRI


History


TRI was first established in 1925 as an arm of the Planters’ Association of Ceylon, in order to enrich the tea industry through professional research findings. The institute had its early beginnings in Nuwara Eliya town with a representative nucleus of staff undertaking research in make-shift laboratories with very modest equipment and then transferred to the present location, the St. Coombs Estate in Talawakelle, in December 1929.

Gradually TRI spreads into all tea growing areas of the country by establishing regional centres in Passara (Uva region), Kandy (Mid country region), Ratnapura (Low country region), Galle (Galle district), and Deniyaya (Matara and Hambantota districts). The two estates, St. Coombs in Talawakelle and St. Joachim in Ratnapura, which are operated under TRI, provide facilities to undertake research in cultivation and processing while making some earnings to the institute.

    

Tea Research Board


TRI is presently governed by the Tea Research Board of Sri Lanka which is under the purview of the Ministry of Plantations Industries. Tea Research Board consists of scholars of the field of research, management and economics.






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The Tea Research Institute, Low country station, Ratnapura was established in 1963 at St.Joachim estate, Ratnapura to cater the technological and extension needs of tea growers in the low country tea planting districts representing about 50% of the total extent of tea lands in the island. Its advisory and extension services cover three major tea growing districts viz. Ratnapura, Kalutara and Kegalle with over 150,000 smallholdings. Presently, the TRI Low country station has 4 arms of research divisions namely, Agronomy, Plant Breeding, Entomology and Technology and an Advisory and Extension section with 23 staff members in 2010. Majority of the technical staff have earned graduate and post-graduate qualifications. The administration section with 18 clerical and allied staff members provides support services to carry out research, advisory and extension program of the institute. The TRI, Low country station is equipped with basic laboratory and related facilities for scientific research and also with audio-visual equipments and seminar halls for extension & farmer training programs.

 

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