• Uma Lukshmi Kesawarajah . Commented on Pragmatic Politics of Plantation Tamil Leader Saumiyamoorthy Thondaman

    A fantastic insight into history and the life of the Late Sowmiyamoorthy Thondaman. Thank you to the author for remembering my maternal uncle the Late B Thirunavukkarasu who was the right hand of this historic man.

    May 30,2020 07:23am

  • Mike Sauer . Commented on W. S. Roper

    I as trying to establish if this,indeed is my uncle Bill and would enjoy some more information. My mothers maiden name was ROPER and I was born in COLOMBO 1946.

    May 29,2020 05:47pm

  • Hannah Sisson . Commented on Logie

    Christine Moore, I think my father and uncle were born there too weren’t they?

    May 28,2020 02:52pm

  • Christine Moore . Commented on Logie

    I understand my grandfather Roper. S. Agar owned Logie Estate selling in in 1941. My mother and her 4 siblings were born and grew up at Logie, I have a number of photographs which may be on interest

    May 28,2020 12:59pm

  • W.P. Wickramaratne . Commented on Maskeliya

    Ceylon tea history one imported side of my life!

    May 14,2020 10:32am

  • Paul Williams . Commented on Tales from the Thotum – the Dark Side

    Lovely piece of writing and so interesting to read these old plantation stories.

    May 08,2020 03:56pm

  • Johnrichard Paine . Commented on Kalutara and its Pioneer Rubber Planters

    My family knew the Speers, very well, so I was happy to see Michaels recollections of the
    Kalutura District. In fact ,Pat Speer,took over from my father, Harold Paine,who managed
    Yatadola Group,Matugama,until 1956. After 6 months leave,he returned to manage Udapolla
    Group in the Kellani Valley, at Deriniyagala until he retired in 1961.
    My grand father, Maurice Paine,managed Degalessa until around 1929, and Uncle,Herbert
    Paine,was also in the District, until around the same date. Both appear on the History of Ceylon
    website.
    I was educated at the Hill School in Nuari Eliya, in the late fifties.
    Richard Paine...Hong Kong. May 2020.

    May 06,2020 04:34am

  • Lanka Kulaweera . Commented on Pillagoda Valley K38

    Well,I was five years old when my father was the Assistant Superintendent at Pillagoda Valley Estate. Mahinda Kulaweera. I was schooling at Christchurch Girls School,Baddegama with my sister Geetha Kulaweera( Now,De Silva).I used to visit one of the brothers who was living in Moratuwa those days with my father. But, we always had tea parties and dinners with the famous Winters.Go boating on the river in front of our bungalow. All, I can do is cherish those memories.

    May 01,2020 12:18am

  • Lorraine Hinschen . Commented on “MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS” – RECOLLECTIONS OF TEA PLANTING IN THE “OLD DAYS”

    Vicki, thank you so much for this wonderfuland illuminating article. A close cousin Joyce Mabel CAREY wed the Andrew DRYBOROUGH you referred to. Joyce died in England in 1977, but I can find no record of Andrew (born 1904) there. Would you have any knowledge of his death? Kind regards,

    April 30,2020 03:48am

  • Chelsea Anne Philpott . Commented on THE KELLY’S OF KILLARNEY

    Hello Rupert i have sent you a message, i'm not sure if you will see it so i will send it on here too.
    I wonder if you could give me some information about the place. I recently found this post card, is it the same place?

    April 26,2020 01:39pm

  • Aswin Welikala . Commented on Kalutara and its Pioneer Rubber Planters

    Very interesting reading. I planted in the Kalutara district for 10 yrs. 5 yrs. on Clyde estate and 5 on Sirikandura which was owned by the Dias family. Now in retirement living in America

    April 24,2020 06:57pm

  • Paul Blacker . Commented on Photos & Videos

    I remember spending school vacations at this lovely bungalow.

    April 24,2020 07:05am

  • Tharaka Wijerathne . Commented on A Grandmother's Letter to her Grandson

    i was an assistant superintendent on Poonagalla for one year in 2003.Lived in the Lower Lunugala Bungalow and had the Ghost experience myself.Eventhough it had been 32 years since the Gottliers left Poonagalla, the old timers were still talking about them with awe and reverence. The squash court was refurbished during my time by the then manager Mr Pahatakumbura who worked tirelessly to restore the past glory of this great property. I photo of Mr Gottlier was adorning the wall of managers office along with that of other managers including R.G Coombes who has rendered yeoman service to the industry. great bygone days of a great industry which is devoid of its past glory at present. many thanks to gottlier lady for this wonderful lady who recounts not only her personal life experience but also the social , economical and other changes that took place during her time in Sri lanka. Thanks HOCT for publishing this wonderful article. Tharaka.

    April 17,2020 05:50pm

  • Fay King . Commented on Elmshurst

    What weight of box of Elmshurst tea in the 1950?

    April 15,2020 06:30am

  • Richard Anson-Thompson . Commented on P.M. Danbenny

    This is a photo of Mr. Percy Miles Daubeny one of the Managers of Dehiowita Estate in Sri Lanka from 1914-1922

    April 13,2020 06:27am

  • Richard Anson-Thompson . Commented on Dehiowita

    Danbenny,PM is actually Mr Percy Miles Daubeny: Born July 18 1883, Norfolk, England, Died January 28 1959,Cublinton ,Buckinghamshire,England

    April 13,2020 06:13am

  • Alex Bradmon . Commented on Diabetes type 2 - the ‘superdrink’ to have with your breakfast to prevent high blood sugar

    I had typical symptoms of thirst, lethargy, severe tiredness, urinary frequency, hearing loss and ringing in the ears, vision problems, dehydration and weight gain. I was placed on metformin twice daily for several months, the symptoms only seemed to worsened. I began to do a lot of research and learnt about a DIABETES HERBAL TREATMENT from Rich Herbal Gardens and their success rate with the Diabetes treatment, i immediately started on the treatment, i started experience decline in major symptoms, the severe thirst, dry mouth, tiredness, urinary problems, dehydration and fatigue. My doctor took me off the metformin and other medications i was placed after the diabetes herbal treatment. Visit rich herbal gardens ww w. richherbalgardens. c om . I did another blood test after the treatment, i am diabetes free. I have also lost over 35 pounds since treatment.

    April 12,2020 12:56am

  • Jeremy Lucas . Commented on Nella Oolla

    Hi. Would you be having more information of WH Cowley? Also if you have pictures of him its fantastic. He is my great great Grandfather- TIA - Jeremy Lucas

    April 11,2020 02:54am

  • Brentel Madanjith . Commented on Type 2 diabetes: Drink this type of tea to avoid high blood sugar

    After my DIABETES TYPE 2 diagnosis, I had typical symptoms of thirst, lethargy, severe tiredness, urinary frequency, hearing loss and ringing in the ears, vision problems, dehydration and weight gain. I was placed on metformin twice daily for several months, the symptoms only seemed to worsened. I began to do a lot of research and learnt about a DIABETES HERBAL TREATMENT from Rich Herbal Gardens and their success rate with the Diabetes treatment, i immediately started on the treatment, i started experience decline in major symptoms, the severe thirst, dry mouth, tiredness, urinary problems, dehydration and fatigue. My doctor took me off the metformin and other medications i was placed after the diabetes herbal treatment. Visit rich herbal gardens ww w. richherbalgardens. c om . I did another blood test after the treatment, i am diabetes free. I have also lost over 35 pounds since treatment.

    April 09,2020 08:48am

  • Ussanga Rambukwella . Commented on Ury Group

    Employee history needs to be updated.....

    April 07,2020 11:13am