Education

The tea picking community is one of the most oppressed sections of the working class in Sri Lanka. The poor state of public education on the tea plantations is but one aspect of the terrible social conditions they face.

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Living conditions

The living conditions on tea estate communities are in stark contrast to the rest of the country. Many of the basic facilities that we take for granted are either of poor quality or missing altogether. As these facilities form part of a basic non-monetary welfare package for workers and their families, it fosters dependency on the plantation with little means of escape.

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