A new tea sector association will talk over the responsibility of regulating the industry finance minister K. N. Chocksy told parliament today.
rnThe association will also set up standards for Sri Lankan tea and enforce them.rn
rnThe apparel industry will also get a new apex body to guide the industry towards the end of the multi-fibre agreement in 2005.rn
rnThe government will also be standing by to help apparel industries raise technical standards and achieve greater efficiencies.rn
rnMeanwhile the gem and jewelry will also get a promotional council with possibility of a specialized bank also being set up.rn