The 19 Malaysian International Food & Beverage Trade Fair was held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur from 27th to 29th June 2018 with the participation of over 500 foreign and local companies. Sri Lanka Tea Board, Basilur Tea Exports (Pvt) Ltd, Michael White & Co. (Pvt) Ltd, Lions Management (Pvt) Ltd and Sinolan tea have participated from Sri Lanka.
In line with MIFB, the High Commission of Sri Lanka organised a tea promotion seminar at the High Commission with the participation of members of the Tea Trade Association of Malaysia (TTAM) on 28th June. The TTAM was represented by Mr. C.K. Liew, Chairman , Mr. Lee Ken Eng Deputy Chairman and Mr. YC. Wong , Executive Secretary. Representatives from Basilur Tea Exports (Pvt) Ltd, Aariya Trading ,Tea Merchants (M) Sdn.Bhd, Ace Distributors Sdn. Bhd, ICM Global (M) Sdn. Bhd and RNG Consultancy Sdn. Bhd have attended the event.
His Excellency A. J. M. Muzammil, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka attended the event as the Guest of Honour. Ms. Bhagya Abeykoon, Second Secretary (Commerce) of the High Commission of Sri Lanka welcome the invitees and highlighted brief history of Sri Lanka Tea Industry. Mr. Dhanushka Karunaratne, Assistant Director (Promotion), Sri Lanka Tea Board in his presentation highlighted the role played by Sri Lanka Tea Board in promoting ‘Ceylon Tea” and also conducted a Tea tasting session. The event was followed with a dinner hosted by the High commissioner at his official residence.