There was once a gala sit-down dinner at the club, where name tags were placed on the tables for the guests. Garry did a scrutiny and moved ‘Laughing Laki’s tag next to his place tag. Whilst she was engrossed in a hilarious conversation with her neighbour on the other side, Garry took her soup spoon and put it in her handbag which was near at hand. Read More
This is the story of the life and work of Lambert Wilson Perera, written by his youngest son Brian and lovingly remembered by his five children.
I thought we will be doing him and our beloved Island a disservice if we didn’t document the various accomplishments of this powerful man. He was a ground-breaking man on so many levels. His strong personality was well-known in the plantation industry. Read More
Almost eight decades ago a young man from a well-to-do and prominent Anglican family in Moratuwa, considering and then dismissing both the priesthood and higher education as post-school options, decided to become a planter. Read More
In 1962 Vivian Blazé came to our house with his mother on a social visit. During the conversation Vivian mentioned to my Dad that his Company (STLC Ltd) was looking for a different type of recruit. I was at home when my father came into my room and asked me to come and meet Vivian. Vivian asked me whether I would like to be a tea planter. He had already been advised by my father that I had 3 GCE A Levels in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Physics from ..... Read More
Manik Jayakumar was a storied rugby captain in his youth, a retired lieutenant colonel, regiment commander and a decorated combat veteran in his middle years; and he had managed several award-winning tea estates and helped pioneer organic tea farming in Sri Lanka by the time he was 50. Read More
Reminiscing on events leading to his becoming a Planter, Maithri said: “I was fortunate to be a member of a family of proprietary tea planters. My parents and uncles (William's) owned tea estates, in the Up Country and Low Country. As a child I was blessed with the opportunity of spending holidays at Tillyrie Estate in Dickoya, and play 'pullearr' with the kids, mostly children of estate workers.” Read More
David Perkins is the son of English parents. His father, G.G. Perkins, had been an officer in the British Army during the First World War, serving in the Western Front. At the end of the war, accepting a tea planting opportunity in Ceylon, he had moved to Hatherleigh Estate, Rakwana, in 1919. Read More