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Lucky Kottawa Tea Factory receives Award of Excellence at SDEA Awards

Lakshman Gamage, Chairman, Lucky Kottawa Tea Factory receiving the award
Lakshman Gamage, Chairman, Lucky Kottawa Tea Factory receiving the award

Lucky Kottawa Tea Factory received an award of National Excellence in Small Scale, Manufacturing Sector, National Level at Social Dialog and Workplace Cooperation Awards 2018 organized by the Social Dialog and Workplace Cooperation Unit, Human Resource Development Division, Department of Labour, Ministry of Labour.

The award ceremony was held in Colombo recently. Sound working environment is necessary for achieving financial targets while workplace corporation is helpful to strengthen employer - employee relationships.

Implementing social dialogue practices within the organization, enables accomplishment of production targets and improves relationships between employer and employees. The award winners at this ceremony are those who excelled in social dialogue and workplace corporation.

Commenting on the receipt of the award, Lakshman Gamage, Chairman, Lucky Kottawa Tea Factory said, “It is a testimony to the amicable relationship the company has built up among the management and workers.” According to Lakshman Gamage, Lucky Kottawa Factory could meet the criteria of being the service provider to a maximum number of customers and the production of quality, sublime tea within just three years since its inception. Lucky Kottwa Tea factory manufactures about 160,000 kilograms of tea leaf to produce about 32000 kg of tea. They collaborate with around one thousand small scale tea manufacturers. They purchase tea leaf from these traders without intermediaries by using their own transport so that they benefit the very traders with the saved profit, which is a speciality as Lakshman Gamage says.

The factory operates a welfare union representing all the estate owners and is engineered to issue educational scholars for their children and emergency and funeral donations. Lucky Hiniduma, Lucky Meegahathanna, Lucky Pinnaduwa, Lucky Weerapana are the other branches which cover around 7600 of small scale estate owners.


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