Industry reps removed from key tea promo committee By Sunimalee Dias View(s): View(s):With the Sri Lanka tea industry just months away from launching its much-awaited global promotional campaign in September, a number of stakeholder representatives have been removed from the Promotion and Marketing Committee (PMC) said to be due to certain “structural changes” required by authorities. Plantations Minister Navin Dissanayake on June 7 had informed the respective stakeholder associations that their representatives have been removed from the PMC. The PMC is the committee that looks into how the funds of the promotional levy is being used and grants approval for these projects. In this respect, four representatives had been removed from the committee. But industry sources complain that tea promotion funds were once used to establish the now defunct Tea Café during the previous government and currently as well it was being used for activities within the country like the Nuwara Eliya tea festival.
Source: Sunday Times June 15, 2019 19:06 UTC