Sri Lanka has imported tea to the value of Rs.18 billion: JVP

  • 29 Nov 2008 23:51:28 GMT

    Few Days back it was reported Sri Lankas Tea exports are worth Two Billion Us dollars so Rs 7.8 is only a drop in the bucket.More of a problem is Demel`s $800 million dollar hedge fund then again Sri Lankan economy is in boom times just ask RB Governor Mr Cabarala.

  • 30 Nov 2008 08:17:49 GMT

    Kiora,

    [Few Days back it was reported Sri Lankas Tea exports are worth Two Billion Us dollars so Rs 7.8 is only a drop in the bucket.More of a problem is Demel`s $800 million dollar hedge fund then again Sri Lankan economy is in boom times just ask RB Governor Mr Cabarala.]

    then maybe JVP is looking for cheap propaganda... but do you think the JVP will make these comments??? but knowing the JVP.. it is very likely....

  • 30 Nov 2008 08:25:32 GMT

    Gosl has zero competence when it comes to money, economy, tourism and infrastructure.

    But all Sri Lankans are happily paying more and more for each and everything whilst in all other countries the fuel prizes are melting.

  • 30 Nov 2008 17:49:37 GMT

    Though I`m not sure about the values, the fact is 100% accurate.

    Sri Lanka is lacking long-term financial plan.

    We shut down our manufacturing plant in lanka due to imence pressure in terms of taxation. Today I can see howmuch micro-cars strugalling to survice. Am I wrong?

    The bottom line here is most of the sri lankan pollititions are not educated enough to carry out their assinged duties by the general public. They simply do not understand the weight of their title.

  • 1 Dec 2008 04:28:54 GMT

    [[Tea had also been imported from the countries such as Singapore, USA, Japan, Canada and Germany.]

    if this is true, this is a serious issue... lets hope there are proper reliefs on taxes made on, tea estate owners.. and build the local market up.. it is a necessity....]

    Spetsnaz1,

    So you almost beleive what said by JVP???

    As usual - beleive any idiot says.

    Since when Singapore, Canada, Germany and USA started growing tea and export to SL????

  • 1 Dec 2008 06:09:33 GMT

    [Sri Lanka has imported tea to the value of Rs.18 billion]

    Even coconuts were imported from India a few years ago!

    Rice is being imported even now, coffee is imported, onions, potatoes, chillies maldive fish, tinned fish etc etc are all being imported now, so what is wrong in importing tea? If there is a demand in the market which the local supply cannot meet then whether it be tea rubber or coconut or anyother it has to be imported.

  • 1 Dec 2008 10:22:36 GMT

    What JVP knows about importing Tea

    Yes it`s true but it will be export back stating those are from Ceylon Tea.

    These all marketing strategies by Lipton India etc., Indo Lanka trade agreement allows this.

  • 1 Dec 2008 17:30:44 GMT

    Mahadev,

    [Spetsnaz1,

    So you almost beleive what said by JVP???

    As usual - beleive any idiot says.

    Since when Singapore, Canada, Germany and USA started growing tea and export to SL????]

    well you got to admit a country does not need to produce something to import...but thats what I said knowing the JVP it is very unlikely that this story is true...

  • 3 Dec 2008 03:06:22 GMT

    A classic case of the damage a `little knowledge` can do ! This imported tea is mostly used to drop the prices (by blending) of tea bought at a premium at the colombo auction to make our exporters compettitive in world markets.

    If this sort of rabble rousing is the modus operandi of the JVP they will end up much faster than they think in the rubbish bin of Lankan politics.

  • 3 Dec 2008 04:18:56 GMT

    Foolish JVP already closed One Tea bagging factory with 28 machines operated for 24 hours in 2004 and it was due to expand up to 52 machines by now. Those are now operating in UAE & Singapore . Are they trying close the factories doing International Tea Bagging operations today also and send them out. We loose more Foreign Exchange and Job opportunities. 7M Kg Imports is less than 3% of our Total SL Tea production of 300 MT Tea crop.

    Please compare this with Garment trade Local input with Imported input. Please educate people with World/International trade. with out having `Total SL Product ` Even Boeing or Air bus has components from over 20+ countries. Why not TEA BAG?