Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya at Planters’ AGM | Sunday Observer

Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya at Planters’ AGM

Chairperson of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) and telco leader, Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya will deliver the keynote address at the 165th AGM of the Planters’ Association of Ceylon on September 20 at 7 pm at the Kings Court of the Cinnamon Lakeside.

Founded in 1854 – a full 13 years before the establishment of the first commercial tea plantations in Sri Lanka – the Planters’ Association has been a vital contributor to the development of Sri Lanka’s plantation sector and the wider national economy for well over one and a half centuries.

Composed of a membership of over 180, including 23 Regional Plantation Companies (RPCs), the Planters’ Association’s membership manages approximately 40% of the country’s tea, rubber, palm oil and coconut lands in addition to the management of 332 factories.

The sector directly employs nearly 200,000 individuals and when combined with indirect employment, is estimated to provide a livelihood of over 1 million Sri Lankans across the island.