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Signing of MOU with Michigan State University

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Japanese Delegation to TRISL

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Notice to All Tea Growers

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  • Hand Book on Tea - 1st Edition (Reprint 2015)

  • Sri Lanka Journal of Tea Science  (ISSN1010-4208)

The Journal reports experimental results which is an internationally recognized refereed, scientific journal. Publish twice a year; in March and September.


  • Tea Bulletin (ISSN 1012-3962)

This is a scientific magazine and is used for disseminating scientific information in the form of popular articles. This is published in June and December.


  • TRI Update (ISSN 1391-6793)

Publication commenced in 1996. This is the English medium newsletter of the institute which carries Information on recent research developments, and short messages on current topics in simple and easily understandable form.


  • තේ තතු(ISSN 1391-6785)

This is a newsletter published in Sinhala on a biannual basis. It carries articles of topical interest and considers the tea smallholder is the principal target group.

  • Annual Report (ISSN 1012-3964)

This gives a brief description of work undertaken by each Division with results from all experiments in progress during that year. Annual Management activities of the TRI are also reported therein.

  • Field Guide Book

  • Twentieth Century Tea Research in Sri Lanka

  • Advisory Circulars

These give practical advice/recommendations on specific subjects outlining how a particular aspect of tea cultivation or manufacture should be carried out. It also serves as a reference materials for plantation managers.

  • Guidelines

These are issued free of charge as interim publications preceding  the issue of Advisory Circulars. Once conclusive information become available, Advisory Circulars are prepared based on these guidelines.

Monographs on Tea Production In Sri Lanka

  • Monograph No 1 – T Eden (1949)

The work of the Agricultural Chemistry Department of the Institute

  • Monograph No 2 – C H Gadd (1949)

The commoner Diseases of Tea (94 pp)

  • Monograph No 3 – J Lamb (1954)

Organization of Tea Research Work in Ceylon with Special Reference to Sub-stations and immediate Expansion (22 pp)

  • Monograph No 4 – E L Keegel (1958)

Tea Manufacture in Sri Lanka

  • Monograph No 5 – E L Keegel (1963)

A One-day course in Tea Manufacture Conducted by the Technology Division of the Tea Research Institute of Ceylon (90 pp)

  • Monograph No 6 – J E Carnham (1967)

Insect and Mite Pests of Tea in Ceylon and their Control (122 pp)

  • Monograph No 7 – R L Wickremasinghe (1978)

Facets of Tea Research in Practice (65 pp)

  • Shoot Growth and Harvesting of Tea – M A Wijeratne (2001)

(ISBN 955-9023-02-0) (45 pp)

  • Tea and Health – W W D Modder and A M T Amarakoon (2002)

(ISBN 955-9023-03-9) (180pp)

  • සුව රැකුමට තේ - A M T Amarakoon


  • Tea for Health - A M T Amarakoon

(ISBN 955-9023-07-1) (38 pp)


  • Cost of Tea Cultivation - J A M Jayakody and H W Shyamalie


  • Weeds of Tea Lands in Sri Lanka - M S D L De Silva, J C K Rajasinghe and K J G P Mahindapala

(ISBN 955-9023-05-5) (78 pp)

  • Integrated Soil Fertility Management Strategies for Tea Stakeholders -


  • Soil Conservation in Tea Lands -

  • තේ වගාවට සරැ පසක් -

Posters (P)/ Wall Charts (W)

  • Soil Productivity (Tamil) - P
  • Soil Conservation with Vetiver Grass (English/Sinhala/Tamil) - P
  • Major Pests in Tea in Sri Lanka (English) - W
  • Management of Tea Nursery Plants (Sinhala) - P
  • Main Diseases in Tea Cultivation (English) - P


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