History of Ceylon Tea

Not often is it that men have the heart, when their one great industry is ruined, to rear up in a few years another
as rich to take its place: and the tea fields of Ceylon are as true a monument to courage as is the lion of Waterloo
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

FEATURES

Industry-related articles, appreciations and archival material

History of Ceylon Tea website enter...

The History of Ceylon Tea (HOCT) website, an ambitious industry service project launched by Dilmah Tea more than two years ago, will enter a new phase foll..

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Richard Wynell-Mayow: 1922‐2005

Eulogy by a friend at the funeral of Richard Wynell‐Mayow For many years I used to think how privileged I was to have four friends upon whom, if need ev..

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Eardley Arthur Hermon – An Apprecia...

“Do you know the difference between a Rubber Tree and a Tea Bush, young man?”, thundered Eardley Hermon to a quivering nineteen year old &lsquo..

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Carl Sepala Ilangakoon – Appreciation

Eulogy by Ken Balendra at a requiem mass held in memory of Sepala Ilangakoon on 4th July 2009 Reverend Fathers, Sunethra, the immediate and extended famil..

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PHOTO ALBUM

Contemporary and historical photographs of one of the world’s great industries

ESTATE REGISTER

An interactive database of all the tea plantations in Sri Lanka

Alboda
Post Town - passara
District - Passara
Established - 1893
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Karawwa
Post Town - Nivitigala
District - Ratnapura
Established - 1924
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Florinda Hill
Post Town - Weuda
District - Galagedera
Established - 1905
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PROFILES

Interactive pages devoted to individual tea planters and tea men

Mr. Zeigan
Country of Residence -
Present Status -
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F.A. Court
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R. A. Brooks
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FERGUSONS’

Scanned copies of the Ferguson’s Directories ranging from 1871 to 1930

1931 FERGUSONS CEYLON D..

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1925 FERGUSONS CEYLON D..

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1887-88 CEYLON DIRECTOR..

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1891-1892 THE CEYLON ME..

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DARRAWELLA CLUB

A section dedicated to the Dickoya & Maskeliya Cricket Club (DMCC) featuring its extensive collection of memorabilia

RECENT COMMENTS

Comments from the interactive Estate Register & Profiles

PUBLICATIONS

Scanned copies of historical industry-related documents and publications

Title - YEAR BOOK OF THE PLANTE..

Publication Date - 1946

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Title - PROCEEDINGS OF THE PLAN..

Publication Date - 1866

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Title - PROCEEDINGS OF THE PLAN..

Publication Date - 1865

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Title - YEAR BOOK OF THE PLANTE..

Publication Date - 1970

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forum

A place to chat about Ceylon Tea or rekindle a memorable past with long-lost colleagues

The Radella Club - The phoenix rises ...

Here is an article that shows club in recent times accompanied by an article.http://www.dailynews.lk/2010/09/04/fea21.asp

May 26, 2012, 11:50:38 PM

The Bracegirdle Incident

Sri Lanka’s Independence and the Bracegirdle incidentVinod MOONESINGHE, 30 April 2011As the working people of Sri Lanka prepare to celebrate anoth...

May 05, 2011, 07:04:00 AM

Estate planter is country’s unsung hero

Well said R. Dahanayake and very true! Makes me pleased that I was a planter once. 

February 15, 2011, 12:59:32 AM

Man's injustice to man!

This incident occurred in either the Kahawatta or Upcot and comes to you second hand.Towards the end of a “party” at an SD’s bungalow something oc...

February 15, 2011, 12:51:25 AM

Tales from the Thotum – The Dark Side

Tales from the Thotum – The Dark SideThe sylvan surroundings, bracing climate and majestic mesmerizing landscapes of the tea estates in the planta...

February 10, 2011, 06:03:34 AM

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