• 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

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

    Super article Vicki. My dad late Hilary Marcelline and my mum Rita always spoke very fondly of your parents. I too had very fond memories growing up in the tea estates, especially Sarnia. Take care.

    April 05,2020 12:43pm

  • Gerry de Mel . Commented on Rayigam

    Rayigam estate is in Ingiriya in the Kalutara district. It was with Mackwoods before take over to SLPC. Gerry de Mel was assistant superintendent from 1976 to 1980.

    April 05,2020 05:53am

  • Gerry de Mel . Commented on Neuechatel

    Gerry de Mel was assistant superintendent from 1973 to 1976.

    April 05,2020 05:42am

  • Gerry de Mel . Commented on Rilhena

    Rodney de Mel was Manager of Rilhena from 1971 to 1981.

    April 05,2020 05:38am

  • Gerry de Mel . Commented on Neuchatel

    Gerry de Mel was assistant superintendent from 1973 to 1976.

    April 05,2020 05:36am

  • Gerry de Mel . Commented on Nonpareil

    Gerry de Mel was assistant superintendent in 1973

    April 05,2020 05:32am

  • Abdul Nasheer . Commented on Coconuts, curries and multiple courses: Living large in Sri Lanka

    A delightful reading, well written. Gives me an fresh warm morning feeling. Anyway I love Sri Lanka and its delicious cuisine.

    April 03,2020 01:55am

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

    Vicki, you've done this blog a great service by posting this article about your dad's life as a planter, thank you! My dad, Neil Ranawana, whom you mention, went through very much the same planting career with ST&L as your dad and so, to me it felt as if I was reading my dad's own account of his planting days. My dad took over Edinburgh from your dad, and my mom recalls the slaying of the KP that you describe, and how your dad handed over a gun to my dad saying he may need it to protect himself and his young family from the unruly labor. Edinburgh continued to be a troublesome labor force during my dad's time there . A group of them staged a perfect robbery of the payroll, by blasting the office safe in perfect time with the tooting of the night mail train before it left Nanu Oya station at midnight! Incidentally, you may be interested to know that my dad bought the ST&L GM's stately limousine, a Humber Hawk car, when the Company wound up its operations in Sri Lanka. I still own the car, along with a file that contains correspondence between Donald McRae and my dad about purchasing the car!

    March 22,2020 02:57pm