Committee to look into tea estate issues
A committee has been appointed under Plantation Industries Minister
D.M. Jayaratne's direction to look into issues in Government owned tea
estates leased to private companies.
This was revealed at a press briefing at the Plantation Ministry on
Thursday where the first committee meeting was held.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed the Committee following
Minister Jayaratne submitting a Cabinet paper seeking approval for the
committee, chaired by Neville Piyadigama.
The committee will also look into other issues in the plantation
sector such as labour problems, infrastructure development, upgrading
the lifestyle of labourers and increasing profitability by increasing