For many years I used to think how privileged I was to have four friends upon whom, if the need ever arose, I could rely utterly upon. Four men who would stand by me. Four men I could put my bottom dollar on, so to speak.That was until 1998 when the first, a Jesuit priest, died on Christmas Day.
In Sri Lanka, the relevance of tea to the game of cricket extends further than that of a twenty-minute break that separates lunch and the end of a day’s play. And while tea to the Western world is but a tiny item in a crowded shopping trolley of groceries, in Sri Lanka, it is the trolley itself. Read More
Project HOCT is delighted to present an essay on the history of Ceylon tea written by former tea planter Monte Holsinger as a thesis for his Bachelor's Degree in Management in 2002. This well-researched document comprehensively captures the history of the plantation industry while also touching on the country's colonial past. Read More