President says will request Putin to withdraw tea restriction

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DMBPresident Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday that he would make an official request from Russian President Vladimir Putin to withdraw the temporary restriction on Sri Lankan tea imports.

 

Attending a function in Haputale he said that a delegation led by Minister of Plantation Industry Navin Dissanayake would leave for Russia to discuss the matter.


The Russian Federation on Thursday announced that tea imports from Sri Lanka had been restricted due to the detection of an agricultural pest, beetle Trogoderma Granarium in the packaging material of a consignment of tea shipped from Sri Lanka. 

 

President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday that he would make an official request from Russian President Vladimir Putin to withdraw the temporary restriction on Sri Lanka tea imports.

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