FAO-IGG Inter-sessional Meeting

The FAO-IGG inter-sessional meeting was held during August 12-13, 2017 at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo Hotel with the participation of a large number of foreign delegates representing tea growing and consuming countries.
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TRI Participates at the CRT Trade Fair & Exhibition


The CRT exhibition was held at the BMICH during August 11-13, 2017...

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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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This Division is engaged in developing technologies in different stages of tea processing, with more emphasis being given to black tea, and is also responsible for developing/ modifying machinery related to tea processing in order to improve the quality of the product, and reduce cost of processing by conserving electrical and thermal energy.

In addition, it provides advisory services to stakeholders related to tea processing such as on- call factory visits to rectify problems associated with tea processing, calibration of necessary equipment for system certification such as HACCP, ISO 22000, laboratory analyses to determine ISO related specific constituents in made tea, and moisture determination of made tea, green leaf and withered leaf samples etc.

Key Research Areas

  • Automation of withering and drying processes
  • Identification of alternative energy sources for tea processing
  • Development and improvement of machinery to reduce cost of tea processing and to improve made tea quality

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Major Achievements

  • Development of TRI – CCC collaborative fluid bed drier
  • Fabrication of a test–rig to evaluate the performance of withering trough fans as per ISO standards
  • Fabrication and installation of a temperature indicator alarm unit to monitor drier inlet or/and outlet temperatures
  • Development of a mathematical model to predict / calculate the real time moisture content of tea leaves in trough withering
  • Design of a computer generated rolling program to draw pre-adjusted rolling program for Orthodox / Orthodox RV mix manufacture
 
 
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