All regulatory functions connected with the cultivation, manufacture and quality development of tea are the responsibility of the Tea Commissioner’s Division.
Operating through a network of seven regional offices, the division undertakes the registration and certification of Ceylon Tea brands, ensuring that only brands which meet the Board’s stringent quality standards carry the Lion logo.
The following is a list of regulatory and executive activities carried out by the division:
collecting production data
registering of manufacturers, factories and green leaf dealers
implementing a fair price scheme for green leaf suppliers
supporting and monitoring the implementation of quality-enhancement processes at tea factories
supporting the modernization and development of tea factories
licensing ‘refuse tea’ processors
issuing permits for the purchase and transport of refuse tea