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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Biochemistry Division conducts studies on chemical and biochemical aspects of tea. Recently, it has embarked in biotechnology and advanced molecular techniques with the view to strengthening tea breeding programs

Key Research Areas

  • Product development and value addition
  • Development of standards of tea
  • Biological effects of tea consumption
  • Application of molecular technology to support germplasm conservation and crop improvement
  • Chemical ecology of tea pests and diseases
  • Estimation of pesticide residue levels of made tea

 

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Major Achievements

  • Obtained the patent for process of preparation of tea wine
  • Obtained the patent for the discovery of anti-fungal activity of black tea components, catechins and theaflavins, against Candida albicans, C. parapsilosis, C. tropicalis, C. Krusei and C. glabrata
  • Process development for instant black tea production by applying membrane filtration technique
  • Extraction of protein from spent tea and/ or refuse tea by membrane filtration technique
  • Quality improvements of Sri Lankan Silver tips/ white tea
  • Isolation and characterization of EST-SSRs and development of a set of new SSR primers for tea
  • Construction of genomic and EST-SSR based genetic framework map for tea
  • Assessment of genetic diversity and relationship of tea germplasm accessions using RAPD, AFLP, and SSR markers

 



 
 
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