Huddling ‘hub’ promise in ‘Mahinda Chinthana’?

  Published : 1:25 am  May 16, 2012  |  713 views  |  3 comments  |  Print This Post   |  E-mail to friend
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Tea Exporters Association Chairman Niraj De Mel (left) before the media briefing yesterday whilst member and HVA Lanka Exports Chairman Rohan Fernando with a copy of the ‘Mahinda Chinthana – Extended Vision’ policy document tucked in his hand checks his mobile

- Pic by Daminda Harsha Perera

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3 Responses to “Huddling ‘hub’ promise in ‘Mahinda Chinthana’?”

  1. Mahesh on May 16th, 2012 10:46 am

    Gentlemen, wake up and smell the tea. There have already been several successful attempts to dilute quality Ceylon Tea by blending with cheap imports. This is being done illegally and on a large scale. Surely you cannot be serious when you suggest that if that was to be legalised it would not continue to happen?

  2. AubreyW on May 16th, 2012 10:54 am

    When faced with competition that is making tea generic, you should not try to join the big boys in what they are doing, but have a little consideration for the millions who are making a living from Sri Lanka Tea and find an option that will ensure their welfare. It took centuries to make a name for Ceylon Tea and build the industry. The name is already waning with the work of several of you. Maybe you should consider that taking your teas off the bottom shelf on our supermarkets (cheapest) and doing what some quality brands like your friends Dilma are doing, you might find a solution. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure that one out guys. Just think a little. Stop fighting and get on with the job, because other tea producers and beverage industries are not waiting for Sri Lanka to wake up. Protect your industry and build on your strengths. Only way forward for you people.

  3. Cynic on May 16th, 2012 1:23 pm

    Dilmah and TEA can shout from the rooftops but this matter will be decided on the earning potential for politicians.

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