The Korean Chaebol Lotte Group transferred   “www.ceylontea.com” domain name to the Sri Lanka  Tea Board, with the signing of the  agreement between the two parties at the Lotte World Tower on 09 August 2019. Chairman of the Sri Lanka Tea Board Lucille Wijewardena and Chief Executive Director of the e-Commerce Business Headquarters of the Korean Chaebol Lotte Group Lim Sung-muk signed the agreement on transferring the domain name  which had been owned by the e- Commerce Business Headquarters since 1997.


The e-Commerce Business Headquarters decided to provide the domain name to the Sri Lanka Tea Board on free of charge basis as a result of successful  discussions had by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in the Republic of Korea in consultation with the Sri Lanka Tea Board, emphasizing the benefits that could be generated to Ceylon tea industry by transferring the  domain.

During the agreement signing ceremony,Charge’ d’ Affaires of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in the Republic of Korea Jagath Abeywarna extended his deep appreciation to  Chairman of the Korean Chaebol Lotte Group Shin Dong-bin for gifting the domain name as it would be a significant impact to promote Ceylon tea industry in the world.







 During the visit,  Chairman Wijewardena signed a MoU with the  Myung Won Cultural Foundation at the 2019 Myungwon World Tea Expo, on 8 August 2019 to strengthen  business relations between the two parties in the future.

Furthermore, a  meeting was conducted at the Embassy premises  with the participation of importers of Ceylon tea and Heads of Tea Associations  in the Republic of Korea, on 07August 2019 in conjunction  with the visit of Chairman Wijewardena to the Republic of Korea.

On 8August 2019, Charge’ d’ Affaires Abeywarna  and Chairman Wijewardena visited the Tea of Sommelier Institute of the Republic of Korea to explore possibilities for future cooperation.


10 August 2019                                                   
Embassy of Sri Lanka
Seoul, Republic of Korea



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