Hasita de Alwis is Director (Promotion) of the Sri Lanka Tea Board since 2008 and is responsible for the promotion of Ceylon Tea globally.
He holds a Science Degree from the University of Sri Lanka and 29 years of senior executive experience at the Sri Lanka Tea Board. During his experience at the Tea Board, he worked as Sri Lanka Tea Promotion Officer for North Africa & West Asia based in Cairo (Egypt) for six years from 1985 to 1991. He also set up a new Unit in Moscow (Russia) in 1993 and covered the promotional activities for Ceylon Tea in CIS countries until 1996. He set up a new Unit in Tokyo (Japan) in 2004 and covered the promotional activities for Ceylon in Asia Pacific region until 2008.