• Nihal Dias . Commented on Citrus Group

    The Citrus estate bungalow was renovated and occupied by the Chairman of the SLSPC Board IV, Galle District.

    January 20,2021 11:42am

  • Nihal Dias . Commented on Talgaswella

    Talgaswela recorded some of the highest tea yields in the country during the time Mr Elmo Abeysundera was the Superintendent. Mr Abeysundera was later appointed Chairman of SLSPC Board IV, Galle District, under the SLSPC

    January 20,2021 11:32am

  • Nihal Dias . Commented on Pine Hill

    January 20,2021 11:23am

  • Lewis Gibson . Commented on Hantane

    Hello Ian. My Grandmother was Elizabeth Pyper, who I believe was Gordon Jnr's daughter, unless I have jumped a generation. I think both she and her sister Georgina spent their childhoods on the estate, until returning to Edinburgh for education. My sister visited Hantane almost 30 years ago and the manager of the museum had been a 'house boy' when my Grandmother was there. I think the family sold the estate and then just managed it until independance. I would be very interested to learn more. all the best. Lewis

    January 19,2021 05:02pm

  • Ananda Fernando . Commented on QTrade’s Manik Jayakumar to Receive ‘The John Harney Lifetime Achievement Award’ at World Tea Expo 2019

    Our dearest Sir. Congratulations & our Best of the Best Wishes. Ananda & Srinie

    January 19,2021 02:12pm

  • Sue Brown . Commented on Galaha

    January 18,2021 05:59am

  • Naomal Soysa . Commented on Up above the world so high

    Thank.you very well written article which makes the reader feel as if the reader is there in maskeliya looking around and admiring the scenery that can easily miss the reader 's imagination

    January 09,2021 11:22am

  • Tab Van Eyck . Commented on Ralph Wickremeratne

    The banner says "Current Status: Ex-Planer." So did he work in tea or carpentry? Silly typos like this do not match up to your statement that "In keeping with the objectives of this website, all COMMENTS must be made in the spirit of contributing to the history of this estate, planter or person"

    January 05,2021 01:28am

  • Manik Jayakumar . Commented on Craig

    manik jayakumar - Manager 1982 to 1985

    January 02,2021 07:02pm

  • Manik Jayakumar . Commented on Poonagalla

    Manik Jayakumar - Manager from 1984 to 1989

    January 02,2021 06:47pm

  • Rosa Yesica Vega Sanchez . Commented on Weight loss: Drink just two cups a day of this tea to burn belly fat - what is it?

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    December 30,2020 08:29pm

  • Brian Kent . Commented on Kalutara and its Pioneer Rubber Planters

    To complete what Michael Speer and Richard Paine had to say about their fathers' stewardship of Yatadola Estate Matugama, my father John Kent took over Yatadola about July/Aug 1959 from Pat Speer and remained there for 11 years until his death in 1970. The divisions comprised Galawatte, Clyde, Pembroke in addition to Yatadola comprising in total 1100 acres approximately. About 1964 electricity was connected to the factory and bungalows. The advent of the Expressway from Colombo to the south if Sri Lanka sliced through either Pembroke Division or Yatadola itself. A sign beside the expressway states Yatadola Estate.

    December 22,2020 05:12am

  • Lisette Lisette . Commented on Weight loss: Drink just two cups a day of this tea to burn belly fat - what is it?


    December 14,2020 10:09pm

  • Lucille Allen . Commented on Robert Boyd Tytler

    Hi everyone, RBT was my GG Grandfather as well.

    December 12,2020 09:29pm

  • Aswin Welikala . Commented on THE HOUPÉ SONG

    When I started planting in 1963 Gamini was the PD on Houpe who later employed me at George Stuarts

    December 12,2020 03:46pm

  • Anil de Mel . Commented on THE HOUPÉ SONG

    My father Rodney de Mel, Gamini Salgado and Kenneth Christofez were the 3 Assistant Superintendents on Houpe at a given time. Susequantly he was made Superintendent of Dalukgalla Estate which is now a division of Houpe. My elder brother was born in the Dalukgalla bungalow in 1953.

    December 12,2020 11:26am


    Hi, Stefan. Robert Harley, Snr, was my Uncle, and his brother, George, was also managing on various tea estates before migrating to Adelaide, South Australia.

    December 12,2020 07:19am

  • Ian Gardner . Commented on THE HOUPÉ SONG

    With reference to me in this ditty DIG means "dig" not D.I.G. which means Deputy Inspector General (of police).

    December 11,2020 09:37pm

  • Ian Gardner . Commented on Radella

    I have managed to post the photo I was talking about and here it is. This was one of a series of the bungalow sent to me a few years ago by the then manager Eranga Egodawela. The filled in floor joist opennings are visible on the wall on the right hand side of the photo.

    December 10,2020 09:20pm

  • Ian Gardner . Commented on Radella

    Today, 8 Dec. 2020, I came across a photograph of the interior of the Radella bungalow taken a few years ago and sent to me by the then superintendent/manager. The photograph was of the seven steps leading down from the main house to the kitchen wing and I noticed signs of the old floor joist apertures in the old bluestone wall indicating that this flight of steps was let into the old house floor to accommodate the seven steps leading down from the original house to the new kitchen wing.It appears that the present master bedroom plus bathroom/toilet would originally have been the kitchen wing. This alteration is visible in the walls of the building seen from outside: the bluestone section being the original house and the mortar finish sections the later additions.

    December 07,2020 09:23pm