Last updated on August 12th, 2020 at 07:32 am
The Low country Regional Centre of the Tea Research Institute was established in 1963 to cater to the technological and extension needs of the tea growers and producers in the Low country, which represents about half of the total extent of tea lands and majority of tea smallholders in Sri Lanka. The Low country Center conducts its Research & Development activities in station and low country estates on four key subject areas viz., Plant Breeding, Agronomy, Entomology/ Nematology and Process Technology, with particular emphasis on Low country soil, environmental and tea quality aspects.
With the opening of Galle, Deniyaya and Kalutara Extension centers for strengthening institute’s R & D and outreach activities on tea, this Centre, at present, caters to the advisory, extension and training needs of tea growers and producers in Ratnapura, Kegalle and Colombo districts. With the support of experienced technical staff, lecture room and auditorium equipped with required audio visual aids, residential facilities, demonstration sites with recommended good agricultural practices, St Joachim estate and tea factory and other infrastructural facilities available, the Center is capable of effective technology dissemination among the stakeholders in the region.
Elevation: 30 m amsl
Agro-Ecological Region: WL1a
97 km from Colombo
8 km from Ratnapura
Dr. M A Wijeratne
TRI Low country Regional Centre
Tel: +94 45 2228851 (Hotline), 452228852, 452228928, 452228550
Fax: +94 45 2228628