Late Moothathamby Chelliah manager Dalhousie from1914 to 1917 was my maternal grandfather Are there any photos of him in your archives please
February 14,2018 09:41pm
I was born on Luckyland Estate in 1941 where my father ,who succeeded my grandfather P.S Perera was assiatant manager. My father Peter Perera became manager around 1958 and my brother Denis succeeded him as assistant manager. My father died in 1974 he was retired then. My brother left Sri Lanka in the 60's and immigrated to America.
February 06,2018 03:16pm
I hold a share cert. for 200 shares in this Ltd. Co. in the name of CAD Neve dated 29/05/1970.
February 03,2018 01:05pm
I am the great grand son of Gordon Pyper Snr. Gordon P. Jnr. was his son by his first marriage and AK (Kenneth) was a son from his second marriage. Kenneth is my great uncle. My grand mother was born at Hantane and "incubated" on the verandah of the manager's / owner's bungalow. She was christened by a nun going "up country" to a leper colony. My GGF is buried at Hantane as is his first wife and an infant son. GP Snr. was the owner of the estate but I am not sure of the date of acquisition. He had been a manager pre the acquisition date to learn the trade.
February 02,2018 06:13pm
M Suppiah was the Manager from 1960 to 1975
January 30,2018 08:24pm
This is marked as the incorrect Hunnasgiriya (two n's) on the map - it should be Hunasgiriya - close to Elkaduwa.
January 27,2018 12:21pm
Wickremesooriya's were definitely older as our Grandfather was the pioneer in the Transport Business in the region.
January 19,2018 03:47pm
Intetesting reading, of those reminiscence brought alive ~ Well done Hemannath ~ 👍🏼
January 19,2018 07:41am
I am the grand nephew of Frederick Price!
January 13,2018 08:46pm
I have also trekked part of The Chariot path from Mooloya lower division and over the hills to Frotoft on the ramboda side with my Kingswood College friends. The stunted trees at the summit is testimony to the stong winds in the area. reversing directions with the Monsoons
January 12,2018 06:12am
I was Manager of the property from1989 to 1992 I suceeded Gamini Tennekoon and handed over to Vas
January 04,2018 04:32am
Don Harry Dias Jayasuriya served in 1947 as a conducter. His wife Sujatha Jayasuriya, daughters Primrose Jayasuriya, Sweenitha Jayasuriya, and Mallika Jayasuriya lived there .
January 03,2018 08:11pm
Born in Kothena Colombo Ceylon 13 /09/1941 At St Lucias Cathedrial Church Kothena
January 03,2018 03:57am
Francis Servatius Jansz 13/09/1941 COLOMBO CEYLON
January 03,2018 03:55am
It was please stay from 1985 to 1988 as the Chief Clerk for us. My first billet as chief clerk
December 31,2017 02:46pm
Great photos. The bungalow looks pretty much the same as I remember it in the late 60s when my parents were here. Allan Cameron
December 12,2017 12:03pm
Two typographical details: At Mousa Ella estate, the Asst. Manager 1920-1921 was Littleton-Geach, H W, (not Little Geach, G W) ; and the Manager 1926-1927 was Dendy, N H (not Derdy, N H). Dendy was at the time the manager of the nearby Tillicoultry Estate and took on the management of Mousa Ella while its bungalow was being rebuilt. Littleton-Geach then returned to Mousa Ella as Manager until 1936. He was a keen member of the Dimbula Athletic and Cricket Club at Radella. A fine right arm swing bowler, he took 7 wickets for only 3 runs in the match against Dickoya, March 22-23, 1933
December 07,2017 09:46am
Who's transport company is older in Talawakelle - Wickramasooriyas or Hemachandras? Hemachandras? Hemachandras?
December 06,2017 06:07am
I have photos of Wayweltalawa, and Dashwood and Clark would have been included, circa 1920. Is this the same place?
November 30,2017 02:28pm
Above left of the factory, amongst the trees, is the managers' bungalow and above right of the factory, on a field road from the bungalow, is the estate office whose situation may have been alright in the days of the horse but not so in 1964 when I arrived. As described in my book I moved the office to a new site on the cart road immediately below the managers' bungalow and converted the old building into a supervisors' quarters.
November 29,2017 10:03pm