• . Commented on MEMOIRS OF MANILAL ABEYAWARDENA

    Manilal was a good friend and colleague in the 1950s. I was a few years senior to him. We had mutual respect for each other and remained good friends. A man of good spirits who followed the old Ex-Patriot planters' motto from pioneering days, 'Always Work Hard and Play hard' He was an exceptional human being a good planter and was full of fun. For him I had much respect! Bless him, may he rest in peace.

    May 01,2022 12:36pm

  • . Commented on MASKELIYA MEMORIES

    Beautiful Reading.

    April 05,2022 02:29am

  • . Commented on Spring Valley

    I have some information about my 4 times great grandfather, Thomas Wood.

    April 04,2022 02:20pm

  • . Commented on RALPH DE RUN - A WALK THROUGH THE TEA FIELDS

    I have been indirectly involved with the History Of Ceylon Tea project from it's early days and it is pleasing to see contributions from or about planters appearing here.

    April 01,2022 03:51am

  • . Commented on MASKELIYA MEMORIES

    I acted for John in 1958 and, of course, knew him when he was on Tangakelle and I on Radella. In recent times - it is now 2022 - we have resumed contact via the Internet and, amongst other things, have had considerable exchanges regarding matters philosophical, anf this continues.

    April 01,2022 02:51am

  • . Commented on A Planter’s Dream or Folly

    The managers' "bungalow" - which it wasn't because a bungalow is a single storied dwelling - was quite an anachronism. I visited once, when Ralston Tissera was there, and it certainly had character but I cannot recall obtaining any information about the suitability of the design for the climate of the area. Neither Ralston nor Wilhelm had any adverse comment to make.

    April 01,2022 02:34am

  • . Commented on Ceylon Tea: Top 8 Benefits + Side Effects + How To Make

    I have problem with prostat and overreacting blader and see different urologist they don’t do nothing they saying com in 6 months actually telling me go home and safer,This going for 5 years,so someone telling me try Ceylon tea ,I try and no broblem anymore and fack you Urologist busters.

    April 01,2022 01:23am

  • . Commented on RALPH DE RUN - A WALK THROUGH THE TEA FIELDS

    Excellent article Stefan, well done. A true son of a great Planter.

    March 31,2022 11:41am

  • . Commented on Charles Stanley Braine (1874-1944) - the Rajah of Mawatte

    That was beautiful George! To know your own family lineage is indeed a great thing.

    March 28,2022 01:03pm

  • . Commented on Charles Stanley Braine (1874-1944) - the Rajah of Mawatte

    What a deep dive George has taken into their family hostory!

    March 28,2022 03:12am

  • . Commented on Remembering Bryan

    What a beautiful tribute from an elder brother!

    March 16,2022 12:52am

  • . Commented on THE HISTORY OF THE NUWARA ELIYA TEA ESTATES COMPANY 1870S – 1972

    The author of this article, Ian Gardner, was previously Ian Gunewardene - tea & rubber planter and good friend of J.M.E. (Mike) Waring.

    March 12,2022 10:48pm

  • . Commented on C. H. L. Bartrum

    Look what I have in my home. Antiques find

    March 02,2022 06:07pm

  • . Commented on David Schokman

    The Editor. I was the Acting Superintendent of St James for 6 months in 1962, and then moved to Ferham. David Schokman

    March 01,2022 06:06am

  • . Commented on MY MEMOIRS OF THE MASKELIYA / UPCOT DISTRICT

    I acted on Forres (233 acres) in 1958, returned as PD in 1961 and, in 1965, came to Alton (780 acres) as PD and thence to Dewalakande (2000 acres) rubber from where I, sadly, left a job I loved and an excellent employer comprised of The Ceylon Tea Plantations Co. Pty,Ltd. and it's sister company The Ceylon Proprietary Tea Estates Co. Ltd., both of London. I crept on Glenlyon, Agarpatana, where Gamini Salgado was my mentor.

    March 01,2022 04:20am

  • . Commented on MY MEMOIRS OF THE MASKELIYA / UPCOT DISTRICT

    Thanks, Devaka, an enjoyable and memorable read bringing back memories from about 61 years ago when I, firstly, acted on Forres before it was flooded and soon thereafter, when I returned as PD. When I was first there George Hartley was SD on Rajamalai and when there the second time as PD Duncan Kreltzhiem was SD. On both occassions Jack Armitage was PD and elbow bending was a painful habit during those times.

    March 01,2022 04:20am

  • . Commented on MY MEMOIRS OF THE MASKELIYA / UPCOT DISTRICT

    Thank you Devaka. This brought back many fond memories as I was on Forres twice; the second time having Duncan Kreltzheim as my "neighbour" on Rajamalai and the incorigible Jack Armitage in the "big bungalow" a couple of hundred metres away - too close for comfort!!!!!

    March 01,2022 04:07am

  • . Commented on DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES

    Thank you Moiya, for such a beautiful article on your childhood in Ceylon. It is nice to know that you hold the memories of your childhood close to your heart and that you would like to return back to where it all began. Yes, "Home is where the Heart is". May your dream come true. God Bless, Sincerely, Everard Hoffman

    March 01,2022 12:43am

  • . Commented on L.D. Hanks

    Hanks was my Grandfather Edward Dexter Hanks born in 1870 He was on Ceylon estates too. This LD Hanks should be his family. What does the L D stand for? Much obliged!

    February 25,2022 07:06am

  • . Commented on EARDLEY ARTHUR HERMON – AN APPRECIATION

    Great Tribute to Eardly Hermon.A legend at Findlay's.... Dyan.

    February 21,2022 01:24am