Tea estate worker attacked by a leopard, workers say they work in constant fear of attack
Date Reported: 29 May 2023
Location: Sri Lanka
CompaniesMarks & Spencer - Buyer , Bridwell Tea Estate - Supplier , Lipton Teas and Infusions (formerly ekaterra) - Buyer , Ringtons Limited - Buyer
Total individuals affected: 1Workers: ( 1 - Location unknown , Tea , Gender not reported )
Response sought: Yes, by BHRRC
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Action taken: Bridwell Tea Estate supplies to Unilever, Tetley, Ringtons and Marks and Spencer, according to each company's most recently publicly available supplier list. Lipton (formerly ekaterra) took over most of Unilever's tea business in 2022. All of these companies provided a response to the Resource Centre's request for comment.
Source type: News outlet
"Estate worker attacked by leopard in Bogawantalawa"
A worker in Bridwell Estate in Bogawantalawa had sustained serious injuries after being attacked by a leopard which was lurking amongst the tea bushes.
Estate sector people are living in constant fear of attacks at any moment by leopards roaming into the human habitats almost everyday.
They said that they attended work in constant fear of leopards lurking in the tea plantations.