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US ambassador visits Hayleys Plantations’ Pedro tea estate


Sri Lanka’s most awarded plantations company, Hayleys Plantations, recently hosted US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung on an exclusive tour of its Pedro estate in Nuwara Eliya. 

Commenting on the visit via Twitter, Chung said, “Tea production is key to Sri Lanka’s economy and the region’s success. I met with Managing Director and Regional Manager of Hayleys Plantation to explore a business owner’s perspective on challenges from the economic crisis and how to meet the needs of plantation workers.”

During her visit, Hayleys Plantations Managing Director Dr. Roshan Rajadurai and his team demonstrated the innovative technology and processes set in place at Kelani Valley Plantations, including its implementation of digital weighing scales linked to personalised NFC cards to reliably track and reward employees on performance. 

The tour also included discussions on a range of initiatives undertaken by Hayleys Plantations to support the health and well-being of their workforce and address the challenges presented by the current economic crisis. These initiatives were showcased in detail during the visit, with the team providing an overview of the company’s exceptional welfare programmes implemented over the last two years. 

One of the main highlights of the event was the recognition given to the RPC’s award-winning ‘Home For Every Plantation Worker’ project, which has improved the quality of life for more than 8,700 employees and their families, benefiting a total of over 58,000 people. By focusing on health and nutrition management, well-being, capacity building and the enhancement of living conditions, the project aims to provide comprehensive support to workers and their loved ones.

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