National Environmental Week - 2017



Inauguration Ceremony of National

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Visit of Honorable Vice Minister of Agriculture of China


Honorable Vice Minister of Agriculture of China Tea Research Institute of Sri Lanka on 04 May 2017....

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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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  • 233rd Experiments and Extension Forum - Corporate Sector (English)
    The meeting was held on 27th January 2017 at the TRI Auditorium, Talawakelle.

    Theme:
    “Sustainability of Tea Industry through improved Tea Processing Technology”
    Presentations:
    Keynote Address by Dr. I Sarath B Abeysinghe,The Director, TRISL (1.02MB)
    Invited Guest Speech by Mr. M M R Pathmasiri, Director General, Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (1.19MB)
    Paper I - Mr. K Raveendran, Senior Research Officer, Process Technology Division, TRISL (595KB)
    Paper II
    - Mr. S Koneswaramoorthy, Senior Research Officer, Process Technology Division, TRISL
    (541KB)
    Paper III
    - Ms. S A D P S Jayawardhane, Research Officer, Biochemistry Division, TRISL (1.04MB)
     

  • 232nd Experiments and Extension Forum - Corporate Sector (English)
    The meeting was held on 29th July 2016 at the TRI Auditorium, Talawakelle.

    Theme:
    Arresting Land Degradation through Key Management Practices
    Presentations:
    Keynote Address by Dr. I Sarath B Abeysinghe,The Director, TRISL (480 KB)
    Invited Guest Speech by Dr. Jagath Gunatilake, Head, Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya
    Paper I
    -
    Dr. N P S N Bandara, Senior Research Officer, Agronomy Division, TRISL (2.54 MB)
    Paper II
    - Dr. (Mrs.) P L K Tennakoon, Experimental Officer, Soils & Plant Nutrition Division, Mid country Regional Centre, TRISL (529 KB)
    Paper III - Dr. N P S N Bandara, Senior Research Officer, Agronomy Division, Low country Regional Centre, TRISL (3.19 MB)
    Proceedings: Download (1.09 MB)

  • 231st Experiments and Extension Forum - Corporate Sector (English)
    The meeting was held on 30th July 2015 at the TRI Auditorium, Talawakelle.

    Theme:
    “Year of Adoption 2015 - Soil Conservation & Fertility Improvement”
    Presentations:
    Keynote Address by Dr. I Sarath B Abeysinghe,The Director, TRISL (582 KB)
    Paper I - Dr. V Sidhakaran, Principal Advisory Officer, Advisory & Extension Services Division, TRISL (1.87 MB)
    Paper II
    -
    Mr. L R M C Liyanage, Research Officer, Soils & Plant Nutrition Division, TRISL (2.23 MB)
    Paper III
    - Dr. K M Mohotti, Deputy Director Research (Production), TRISL (1.36 MB)
    Paper IV - Dr. (Mrs.) M S D L De Silva, Senior Research Officer, Agronomy Division, TRISL (878 KB)
    Paper V - Dr. (Mrs.) H W Shyamalie, Senior Research Officer, Agricultural Economics Division, TRISL (500 KB)

    Proceedings: Download (1.93 MB) 
  • Regional Scientific Committee Meeting (RSC) - Uva

Theme:
Soil conservation and fertility improvement for sustain better productivity
Date: 17th July 2015
Venue: Management Training Centre, Passara Road, Pelgahathenne

  • 230th Experiments and Extension Forum - Corporate Sector (English)

The meeting was held on 13th February 2015 at the Sanhida Auditorium, SLIDA (Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration), Colombo 07.
Theme:
Year of Adoption 2015 - Soil Conservation and Fertility Improvement
Presentations:
Keynote Address by Dr. I Sarath B Abeysinghe,The Director, TRISL (587 KB)
Invited Guest Speech -
Dr. W M A D B Wickramasinghe, Director
Natural Resources Management Centre,
Department of Agriculture (627 KB)
Paper I - Mr. J C K Rajasinghe, Principal Advisory Officer, Advisory & Extension Services Division, TRI Low Country Regional Centre (1.15 MB)
Paper II -
Dr. H W Shyamalie, Senior Research Officer, Agricultural Economics Division, TRISL (822 KB)
Paper III - Dr. N P S N Bandara, Senior Research Officer, Agronomy Division, TRISL (600 KB)
Proceedings: Download (1.48 MB) 

  • 33rd Experiments and Extension Forum - Smallholder Sector (Sinhala)

The meeting was held on 30th January 2015 at the Auditorium of TRI Low country Regional Centre, Ratnapura.
Theme:
Increase productivity of Tea Smallholding sector through awareness of pest & diseases
Presentations:
Invited Guest Speech - Mr. B Jayamanna, Deputy Tea Commisioner, Sri Lanka Tea Board (319 KB)
Paper I - Mr. K G J P Mahindapala, Advisory Officer, Advisory & Extension Services Division, TRI Low country Regional Centre
(686 KB)
Paper II - Dr. K M Mohotti, Deputy Director Research (Production), TRISL (992 KB)
Paper III - Ms. N H L Pradeepa, Senior Research Officer, Plant Pathology Division, TRISL (539 KB)
No. of Participants:
113
Participant Profile:
Tea Small Holding Development Authority, 
Tea Smallholder Federation,
Sri Lanka Tea Board, Research and Extension staff of Tea Research Institute of Sri Lanka
 

  • 229th Experiments and Extension Forum - Corporate Sector (English)
    The meeting was held on 25th July 2014 at the TRI Auditorium, Talawakelle.
    Theme:
    Improvements for Tea Processing to Meet Present Day Requirements
    Presentations:
    Keynote Address by Dr. I Sarath B Abeysinghe,The Director, TRISL ()
    Paper I - Mr. K Raveendran, Senior Research Officer & Officer-in-Charge. ()
    Paper II - Mr. M A Chamindra. ()
    Paper III - Mr. S Koneswaramoorthy. ()
    Proceedings: Download (831 KB)

  • 32nd Experiment and Extension Forum - Smallholder Sector (Sinhala)

    The meeting was held on 27th June 2014 at the Auditorium of TRI Low country Regional Centre, Ratnapura.
    Theme:
    Safe Use of Agro Chemicals for Quality Assurance in Tea
    Presentations:
    Guest Speech - Mr. Neville Rathnayake, Tea Smallholders Federation (820 KB)
    Paper I - Dr. G P Gunarathne, Head, Soil & Plant Nutrition Division, TRISL (1.76 MB)
    Paper II - Mr. B A D Samansiri, Head, Advisory & Extension Services Division, TRISL (1.50 MB)

    No. of Participants:
    127
    Participant Profile:
    Tea Small Holding Development Authority, 
    Tea Smallholder Federation, Private Tea Factory Owners' Association, 
    Sri Lanka Tea Board, Research and Extension staff of Tea Research Institute of Sri Lanka

  • 6th Stakeholder Forum
    The workshop was held on 30th May 2014 at Sri Lanka Foundation, Independence Square, Colombo 07.
    Theme:
    Current Status on the Use of Pesticides in Tea Plantations
    Presentations:
    Pesticide Registration Process by Dr. A Wijesekara, Registrar of Pesticides, Department of Agriculture (1.08 MB) 
    Present Status of Pesticide Recommendations for Tea by Dr. KM Mohotti, Deputy Director Research (Production), TRISL (1.86 MB)
    Good Agricultural Practices on Rational Use of Pesticides in Tea by Mr. BAD Samansiri, Head, Advisory & Extension Services Division, TRISL (1.49 MB)
    Availability of Recommended Pesticides, Alternatives & Related Issues by Mr. I Gunawardhana, Chairman, CropLife Sri Lanka (867 KB)

  • 228th Experiments and Extension Forum - Corporate Sector (English)
    The meeting was held on 31st January 2014 at the Sanhida Auditorium, SLIDA (Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration), Colombo 07.
    Theme:
    Adaptation Strategies for Climate Change and Carbon Friendly Tea Cultivation
    Presentations:
    Keynote Address by Dr. I Sarath B Abeysinghe,The Director, TRISL (989 KB)
    Invited Guest Speech by Dr. B V R Punyawardena, Climatologist, Department of Agriculture ( 2.4 MB)
    Paper I - Climatic Variations in Tea Growing Regions & Vulnerability of Tea Plantations to Climate Change by Dr. M A Wijeratne, Senior Research Officer & Officer-in-Charge, TRISL Low Country Regional Centre ( 900 KB)
    Paper II - Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for Tea Plantations by Dr. K G Prematilake, Head, Agronomy Division, TRISL (1.73 MB)
    Paper III - Carbon Sequestration Potential of Tea Plantations in Sri Lanka by Ms. T L Wijeratne, Research Officer, Agronomy Division, TRISL (856 KB)
    Proceedings: Download

  • 31st Experiment and Extension Forum - Smallholder Sector (Sinhala)

    The meeting was held on 20th December 2013 at the Auditorium of TRI Low country Regional Centre, Ratnapura.
    Theme:
    New Approaches for Sustainable Tea Industry & Market Trends
    Presentations:
    Guest Speech - Mr. H D Hemaratne, Consultant, Colombo Tea Traders' Association (8.09 MB)
    Paper I - Mr. M A B Ranatunge, Senior Research Officer & Officer-in-Charge, Plant Breeding Division, TRISL
    (1.54 MB)
    Paper II - Dr. K M Mohotti, Head Entomology & Nematology Division, TRISL
    (5.02 MB)

    No. of Participation:
    120
    Participant Profile:
    Site Managers of Adaptive fertilizer trials, Tea Small Holding Development Authority, 
    Tea Smallholder Federation, Colombo Tea Traders' Association, Private Tea Factory Owners' Association, 
    Sri Lanka Tea Board, Research and Extension staff of Tea Research Institute of Sri Lanka

  • RSC VII (Galle & Deniyaya Regions)

    This meeting was held on 13th September 2013 at the Plantation Human Development Trust (PH & DT) Auditorium, Walahanduwa, Galle.
    Presentations:
    Keynote Address by Dr. L.S.K. Hettiarachchi, Additional Director, TRISL (KB)
    Paper I - TRI Technologies/ Innovation in management of LCLWT and SHB by Dr. K M Mohotti, Head Entomology & Nematology Division, TRISL (KB)
    Paper II - Rational use of Planting materials in achieving high yields by Mr. M A B Ranatunge, Senior Research Officer & Officer-in-Charge, Plant Breeding Division, TRISL (MB)
    Participant Profile:
    Senior Managers, Managers, Deputy Mangers and Assistant Mangers of RPC Estates and Proprietary Estates in Galle and Deniyaya Planting Districts.
    TRI representatives were also participated at the event.
    The event was organized by RSC committee in collaboration with Galle and Deniyaya TRI Extension centers.

  • 30th Experiment and Extension Forum - Smallholder Sector (Sinhala)

    The meeting was held on 21st June 2013 at the Auditorium of TRI Low country Regional Centre, Ratnapura.
    Theme:
    Let's protect the environment for sustainable tea cultivation
    Presentations:
    Safe Guarding the Environment & Challenges by Mr. SC Palamakubura, District Forest Officer, Rathnapura
    Environment & Tea Cultivation by Mr. BAD Samansiri, Head, Advisory & Extension Division, TRISL (8.96 MB)
    Usage of Organic Fertilizer in Tea Fields & Compost Production by Mr. WMS Wijethunge, Research Officer, Soils & Plant Nutrient Division, TRISL (3.15 MB)

    No. of Participation:
    97
    Participant Profile:
    Sri Lanka Private Tea Factory Owners' Association, Tea Small Holding Development Authority,
    Tea Smallholder Development Societies,
    Sri Lanka Tea Board
    Research and Tea Research Institute of Sri Lanka

  • 223rd Experiment and Extension Forum - Corporate Sector

    The meeting was held on 29th July 2011 at the TRI Auditorium, Talawakelle.
    Theme:
    The Challenges for Sri Lankan Tea - Satisfying Current Global Market Requirements
    Presentations:
    Keynote Address by the Director, TRI
    Quality Improvement of Orthodox Rotorvane Type of Tea through Optimization of Degree of Wither
    Use of a Combination of Different Mesh Sizes for Roll-Breakers in Orthodox Tea Processing for Quality Improvement
    Standards of Tea to Meet Market Requirements
    Participation:
    Executive Officials of Regional Plantation Companies, Members of Tea Research Board, Consultative Committee on Research, Consultative Committee on Estate and Advisory, Planter’s Associations, Regional Scientific Committees, Tea Small Holder Authority, Tea Exporters, Brokers and Private Factory Owners Association, Universities, National Institute of Plantation Management and TRI Research and Extension Staff

  • 26th Experiment and Extension Forum - Smallholder Sector

    The meeting was held on 24th June 2011 at the Auditorium of the TRI Low country Regional Centre, Ratnapura.
    Theme:
    Problems and Challenges for Tea Smallholder Sector: Way Forward
    Presentations:
    Keynote Address by Deputy Director Research (Production), TRI
    An Economic Analysis of Present Tea Smallholdings
    Possible Mechanization in Tea Smallholder Lands
    Outcome of the Recently Carried-out Study in Deniyaya Bush Debilitation
    Shot-hole Borer Management
    Participation:
    Chairman, General Manager, Deputy General Managers, Regional Managers, Assistant Regional Mangers and Senior Tea Inspectors of Tea Small Holding Development Authority
    Representatives of Tea Smallholder Development Societies
    Officials of the Sri Lanka Tea Board
    Research and Extension staff of the Tea Research Institute of Sri Lanka

  • Agronomic Profile of the Corporate Sector Tea Plantations in Sri Lanka

    Launching ceremony of the “Agronomic Profile of the Corporate Sector Tea Plantations in Sri Lanka: A diagnostic Study in the Corporate Tea Sector” Report was held on the 05th April 2011 at the Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Centre, Colombo.

    Additional Secretary (Development) to the Ministry of Plantation Industries and CEOs and the senior management of all RPCs, TRI management and the scientist were participated at this occasion.

  • ‘Para Extension Aide” (PEA) approach

    “Para Extension Aide” approach has been introduced in a pilot scale, for the middle level employees (supervisory staff) to train them as “Extension Assistants” on important subject areas and to use them effectively to narrow down the gap between managerial and grass root level employees.

    Two training programs on soil and fertility management were held at the Tangakelle estate on 26th and 27th April 2011.

  • Regional Technical and Extension Forum meetings

    Regional Technical and Extension Forum (RTEF) meetings are meant for bringing the feedback on tea cultivation from the field level Extension workers to the TRI researchers and to update the extension worker’s knowledge on new technologies.

    First round of the meetings for 2011, were held on the following dates:

    • Nuwaraeliya Region: May 13 at the TRI Talawakelle: No. of Participants 55
    • Kalutara Region: May 20 at the TRI Matugama centre: No. of participants 15
    • Matara Region: June 2 at the Deniyaya regional centre: No. of participant 22
    • Kandy Region: June 3 at the Kandy regional centre: No. of participant 26
    • Galle Region: June 10 at the Kottawa regional centre: No. of participant 24
    • Badulla Region: June 20 at the Passara regional centre: No. of participant 25
  • National Diploma of Plantation Extension Management (NDPEM)

    The tea module of the NDPEM was held at the TRI, Talawakelle for a period of ten days during May and June 2011. 15 participants from Tea, Rubber, Coconut and other sectors were participated in this program. The National Institute of Plantation Management was organized and coordinated this program.

 
 
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