Tea's slaves


Nuwara Eliya , Tamil pickers heading to the gathering point for counting tea leaves.

The national average salary is 1,500 rupees a day ( approximately € 9 ) , while that of the Tamils collecting tea is around 3-400 rupees ( about € 2.5 ) . To receive daily pay, each of them will have to raise a minimum of 20 kg . The industry of the green gold in Sri Lanks yields a billion dollars a year.