Born on April 4, 1931, to Walpola Mudalige George Hercules Wijeratne and Rosalind Mariya Senanayaka, General Ranjan Wijeratne received his primary and secondary education at S. Thomas’ College, Guruthalawa and Mt. Lavinia, where he excelled in athletics and all forms of sports, debating and agriculture.
I was introduced to Clive Tissera one cold evening in Nuwara-Eliya by a mutual friend. Before the introductions were made my friend as kind of background information said out of Clive’s hearing, “He, like most of the Tisseras, was a tea planter. They were colourful and sometimes rumbustious, but none of them put their hand into the till.” Read More
The factory at the Hethersett tea plantation played an important part in the development of Sri Lanka’s tea industry, and in helping Pure Ceylon Tea to become renowned as the world’s favourite beverage.Tea from the Hethersett factory was the first to fetch the highest price in the world for silver tip tea from Ceylon. Read More
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 families of the late Mr Sepala Ilangakoon and their friends,
Thank you, Sunethra, Yevi and Rio for asking me to speak a few words at this Requiem Mass.
Not often is it that men have the heart when their one great industry is withered, 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 at Waterloo
Sir Thomas Villiers, in his book on the tea industry in Ceylon, notes that Ceylon was clearly an attractive place for young men. Read More
I wish to express sincere thanks and gratitude to my lecturer and supervisor Dr.Lalith Senaweera, Deputy Director General of Sri Lanka Standards Institution and Senior Lecturer ICBT for the guidance, encouragement and the support given to me during the period of the MBA. I extend my sincere thanks to Mr.Chamila Senaratne, Manager – Post Graduate division ICBT Read More