The Fergusons in Ceylon

Geoff Pilgrim-Morris (2022)

The name Ferguson was associated with Ceylon coffee and tea for nearly one hundred years though it is perhaps better known because of its journalistic rather than its planting connotation. Indeed, at a seminar of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka on 22nd August 1988 entitled “The Fergusons Contribution to Sri Lankan Studies”, it was said that “Few men, one might say no man, in the history of Sri Lankan journalism so dominated his profession as Alistair Mackenzie Ferguson”.

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