Russia to restrict tea supplies from Sri Lanka

MOSCOW, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Russia will place temporary restrictions on imports of all agriculture products from Sri Lanka, including tea, from Dec. 18, the Russian agricultural safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said on Thursday.

The watchdog said it had taken the decision to impose restrictions after it found an insect, known as the Khapra beetle, in the packaging of one tea supply from Sri Lanka.

Tea is Sri Lanka's main agricultural crop. (Reporting by Polina Devitt; Editing by Susan Fenton)