• Ruhani Sandhu . Commented on Taste of tea paramount; Only 20% of drinkers focus on health benefits

    Thank you for sharing and spreading the word.

    January 17,2019 07:13pm

  • History of Ceylon Tea . Commented on Stephen Rowsell

    Pomas, unfortunately I have no specific records to indicate if they were related or not.

    January 14,2019 04:55am

  • History of Ceylon Tea . Commented on Tyspane Tea Co. Limited

    Richard, the only record I have for that decade is 1855 and there is no mention of "Tyspane" or Charles Murray.

    January 14,2019 04:45am

  • Ian Gardner . Commented on Tyspane Tea Co. Limited

    Richard Templeton Murray: regarding your querry - unfortunately, the Ferguson's Directory does not go back that far.

    January 13,2019 09:51pm

  • Sriomal de Silva . Commented on James Taylor

    The rapid growth of the Ceylonese tea industry allowed the large tea companies to take over therefore the small farmers like Taylor were chased out from the industry. Because of this, Taylor was dismissed by the Loolecondera estate management.

    January 08,2019 04:43pm

  • Caretaker . Commented on El Teb

    Mr.I.P.venuraj is the Chief Factory Officer from 1963 to 1980

    January 06,2019 11:17am

  • Amanda Webb . Commented on A.K. Pyper

    This is my great uncle

    January 06,2019 09:43am

  • Þomas Rowsell . Commented on Stephen Rowsell

    Was this man related to Norman Rowsell and Eustace Rowsell who were also planters in Ceylon at that time?

    December 28,2018 05:30pm

  • Richard Templeton Murray . Commented on Tyspane Tea Co. Limited

    Can I be please advised if there is record of Charles Murray at Tyspane as a planter in the 1850's. Thanks Richard Murray

    December 23,2018 12:40am

  • Sara Leyland . Commented on P. Leyland

    I think this person is my ancestor, Percy Leyland. I have letters from him sent in 1919 and 1920 from Kandy. Family folklore is that he was last seen shortly before an earthquake and then never seen again. If anyone can shed any light on this I would be very grateful.

    December 01,2018 12:18am


    Ian Gardner that’s wonderful to know. Thank you, I’ll do that now.

    November 27,2018 03:25am


    Gina, send the information to the Editor via "Contact Us" at the top of this page. I knew Malcolm.

    November 26,2018 10:40pm

  • Ian Gardner . Commented on Elkadua Group

    Radley Dissage Radley, if your request is to the Editor go to the top of this page and click on "Contact".

    November 26,2018 10:35pm


    Hello Richard! Good to see you here. I hope you are contented with life as it unfolds for you! I remember well your birthday party (your 21st?) when you were on Brownlow. The party broke up after dawn. I came with Duncan and Lorna Krelzheim so I must have been on Forres at the time making your party 1961/62.

    November 25,2018 09:47pm

  • Ian Gardner . Commented on Andigama

    Errol, go to History of Ceylon Tea then to Articles and Publications and then select Fergusons Directory. From this point you can look up almost any year you want relative to Andiga (or any other estate).

    November 25,2018 09:33pm

  • Ian Gardner . Commented on Interview with Dyan Seneviratne

    Excellent! Here is a thinking person; one who applies his innate intelligence to what he does and,thereby, gets the best results. Listenning to Dyan I realised again the tragedy of nationalisation viz. the destruction of the bank of sound knowledge/practice built up since the inception of the industry to which earlier planters like myself had access.

    November 20,2018 10:04pm

  • Ian Gardner . Commented on Dewalakande

    Dewalakande was in tea till 1904 when it was converted, or conversion started, into rubber. This change was effected, it seems, by G.H.Masefield who was manager of the Dewalakande group in 1904 and many years later the General Manager of the Ceylon Tea Plantations Co. Ltd., and the Ceylon Proprietary Tea Estates Co., Ltd. working out of the Head Office on Scrubs estate, Nuwara Eliya.

    November 19,2018 09:01pm

  • Ronald Ondaatje . Commented on Neuchatel

    Mike J Ondaatje 1940 to 1969 Asst Manager and Manager.

    November 14,2018 02:06am

  • Ian Gardner . Commented on Chrysantha Perera

    Chrysantha Perera was SD on Dewalakande from part 1964 - 1968. He was one of my SDs from some time in 1966 before which he was SD to Roger Price.

    November 13,2018 10:51pm

  • Ian Gardner . Commented on Memoirs of Tissa Atapattu by Tissa Atapattu

    A good read. Well done!

    November 13,2018 10:31pm