Learn More About Sri Lanka Tea Factory Owners Association
Formerly known as Private Tea Factory Owners Association (PTFOA) the SLTFOA was established as a self financed, independent limited liability company on the 11th September 1990. With branches located in the areas of Galle, Matara, Ratnapura/Balangoda, Kandy/Gampola and Kalutara/Mathugama it currently enjoys a membership of 230 factory owners. All activities are coordinated by the SLTFOA Secretary General based at the SLTFOA Secretariat in Colombo.
The General Committee meets monthly in Colombo for discussions, while branches hold their own meetings at regional level. Each districts cast votes to appoint their representatives to the General Committee at the Annual General Meeting.
The SLTFOA is prominently represented at the Sri Lanka Tea Board and the National Institute of Plantation Management, where either the Chairmen or his nominee is a board member. It is also represented at the Board of the Tea Small Holding Development Authority, the Tea Research Board and the Tea Council of Sri Lanka Tea Board.
SLTFOA currently enjoys the status of an affiliated association, in the Colombo Tea Traders Association.
- Ministry requests Rs 1 bn to buy tea from auctions
The Plantation Industries Ministry has requested the Treasury to release Rs. one billion towards the purchase of tea from the auctions. Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake told Daily News Business that the tea production cost is high and due to political and several other global issues prices are declining.