This year the Tea Day Programme was held on10thDecember 2011 at Setik Centre, Hatton with the participation of about 500 plantation workers from the three districts. The whole programme was conducted under the theme of “Let us Amalgamate the Estate Sector with Government Sector”. One of the main topics discussed was to increase the number of Divisional Secretariats to nine so that greater services are provided to the communities in the plantations. Mr. Wijaya Chandran, a lecturer attached to Peradeniya University provided some thoughts on this matter. This occasion was made use of to submit a memorandum on this to Mr. Rajadurai, a Member of Parliament who was invited as the chief guest. The director of ‘SETIK’ organization Rev. Father Camillus Jansz, the members of the staff and some government officers were also present at this occasion.
Mr. Rajadurai, The Hon. Member of Parliament, agreed to place the memorandum before the sub Committee in Parliament. It is hoped that the government would act upon this matter expeditiously.