The Central Province Tea Protection Association (CPTPA) has requested the Government to ban the Tea Small Holding Development Authority (TSHDA) which they charged has become a bane to the sustenance of the tea industry.
CPTPA head, Damgoda Seneviratne made this remark during a meeting convened in this regard at Bathgodapitiya Isipathana Temple at Yatinuwara on 23 August.
He alleged that the TSHDA has to date not taken any steps to develop the tea industry. He said their only concern was to fulfil their own vested interests rather than striving to develop the tea industry which is struggling to survive amidst the country’s worsening economic crisis.
BY K. L. Suraweera – Kandy