Commencement of Work: Year 2023
Last updated on January 8th, 2023 at 06:00 pm
Tea Research Institute of Sri Lanka commencement of work on 02nd January, 2023
The work for year 2023 of the Tea Research Institute of Sri Lanka (TRISL) at Head Office, Talawakelle and Regional Centres at Ratnapura, Hantana, Passara, Kottawa, Deniyaya, Mathugama and TRISL managed Estates at St. Coombs, Talawakelle and St. Joachim Estate, Rathnapura began with a charm official ceremony held on 02nd January, 2023. In parallel, a Pirith chanting ceremony, Hindu and Christian prayers were held with the commencement of work.
In line with the Public Administration Circular No. 30/2022 on the official Ceremony to mark the commencement of duties of service stations for the year 2023, the Chairman of the Tea Research Board and Acting Director of the TRISL hoisted the National flag in the presence of Deputy Director (Administration), Heads of Divisions, Scientists, Technical and Administration Staff, Superintendent, staff and workers of St. Coombs Estate which was followed by the National Anthem.
After observing two minutes silence to commemorate the war heroes and others who sacrificed their lives for the motherland, and who lost the life at the unfortunate accident during 2015 at the TRI, the Oath of Public Servants was given by all staff and workers of the Institute.
Dr. Keerthi Mohotti, Deputy Director Research (Production) assuming the duties as Acting Director of the Institute delivered speech highlighting the commitment and contribution of the TRISL scientists and all staff to fulfill stakeholder requisites to suite to current issues in the industry. Also, he emphasized the targets and priorities in the policy statement of the government (Siyawasata Piyawarak) in order to overcome the existing economic crisis of the motherland. Dr. Mohotti highlighted the readiness of celebrating the 100 years of TRISL showcasing Institute’s magnificent technical capabilities among other TRI’s in the world and developing, promoting and sustaining the local tea industry as well as demonstrating good practices in the entire tea fraternity.
Mr. C S Lokuhetti, the Chairman of the Tea Research Board delivered his speech emphasizing the importance of ensuring the prompt, honest and unwavering contribution of all staff as a team with a well-defined focus to serve the industry efficiently and effectively. Moreover, he solicited TRISL’s fulltime adherence to the Government, Ministry and stakeholder expectations through industry driven Research and Development, and appropriate outreach activities and efficient services.