• Kishan Dias . Commented on Dan Seevaratnam

    Wonderful indeed Sir!

    September 22,2017 04:11am

  • Tissa Atapattu . Commented on Reminiscing with veteran tea planter Ken Murray & ex-planter Larry Schokman

    Ha, Ha, Ken's BS as usual but as always most amusing

    September 21,2017 01:57am

  • Gerard Garard . Commented on Reminiscing with veteran tea planter Ken Murray & ex-planter Larry Schokman

    Another time, while still at J.E.D.B, N'Eliya (I was later appointed as Manager, Third Tea Development Project, J.E.D.B Badulla regional office, under Noel Fernando) Sam Mattau invited me to go on a hunt. Being the only one with a Jeep, I was the designated driver. After dinner at Sam's place and a few 'shots' (the liquid variety), we left about 10pm to Horton Plains. The region was not designated a National Park then. A couple of Sam's friends joined us. One held the flashlight. Sam and the others decided to shoot from the back of the Jeep, without actually getting down. I drove slowly while they were shooting Sambar deer and wild 🐗 boar, that were quite far away in the jungle. Anyway no one had any luck, and we returned empty handed, back to Sam's place around 2am. Suddenly Sam disappeared to the back of his garden and soon after we heard a loud bang. Then Sam emerged, rifle in one hand and a dead wild rabbit, in the other! So the hunt was not totally unsuccessful, after all!

    September 18,2017 01:11am

  • Ian Gardner . Commented on Reminiscing with veteran tea planter Ken Murray & ex-planter Larry Schokman

    On the subject of dear old Rally and his non-planting antics: one evening we were leaving the Nuwara Eliya Hotel, one of our Nuwara Eliya watering holes, via the long entrance corridor with a couple of other reprobates when Rally, fooling around merrily as was his wont after a "few", lost his footing and fell across the corridor thus wedging himself between the walls on either side! He extricated himself pretty quickly much to his and our acute amusement!

    September 16,2017 11:29pm

  • Ian Gardner . Commented on Reminiscing with veteran tea planter Ken Murray & ex-planter Larry Schokman

    Good to see these two old codgers reminiscing. Also, good to see them in animation after so long!

    September 16,2017 11:18pm

  • Glenys d'With-Barbut . Commented on Moragalla Group

    My husband asked me to advise you that his Grandfather Arthur Edmund Pietersz was the Superintendent in 1924 until his death on 16th June 1924 aged 57. He was the Assistant Manager in 1922. He just wanted me to point out to you that the names shown for these years have been spelt incorrectly.

    September 16,2017 12:11pm

  • History of Ceylon Tea . Commented on Reminiscing with veteran tea planter Ken Murray & ex-planter Larry Schokman

    Test

    September 16,2017 06:31am

  • Gerard Garard . Commented on Reminiscing with veteran tea planter Ken Murray & ex-planter Larry Schokman

    Not many may be aware, but Ralston and I were very good friends although he was way senior to me. We became friends when I was working as an executive at the J.E.D.B. Regional office, Nuwara-Eliya, having left 🌿 planting as an Assistant Superintendent. In fact, I was Larry Schokman's creeper at Radella estate. I used to meet Ralston at the Nuwara-Eliya Golf Club, as we were both bachelors and spent our evenings there, after work. On one weekend, we decided to go to Hikkaduwa in Rally's Jeep. We left his estate around midnight and not-withstanding 'trastawadies' and other hazards along the way, reached Hikkaduwa in the morning. We were greeted with many delightful European ladies on the beach, in only their 'birthday suits'. I had my first ever and only puff of Kerala weed which turned me into 'superman' wanting to swim to the other side of the horizon. Ralston locked me in my room for the night, for my own safety, and we returned back to the estate, the following day. He was a very dear friend.

    September 16,2017 12:24am

  • Lionel Weerasinghe . Commented on Reminiscing with veteran tea planter Ken Murray & ex-planter Larry Schokman

    Very intersting convertation Ken,

    September 15,2017 10:35pm

  • Kumara Soysa . Commented on Reminiscing with veteran tea planter Ken Murray & ex-planter Larry Schokman

    Murray, old buddy! Nice to see you!! Remember the Alison days?!

    September 15,2017 12:34pm

  • Lorraine Wickison . Commented on Reminiscing with veteran tea planter Ken Murray & ex-planter Larry Schokman

    I do remember you both. My Dad Aubrey Aldons was on Battalgalla Estate, and my uncle Bob Reith on Drayton Estate.

    September 15,2017 12:00pm

  • Lionel Weerasinghe . Commented on Weddemulle

    I seved as Asst Supdt.From 1974 to 1977 on Ramboda div.

    September 08,2017 11:09pm

  • Lionel Weerasinghe . Commented on Kahagalla

    I was the Manager from 1989 to1993

    September 08,2017 11:00pm

  • Lionel Weerasinghe . Commented on Rye/Wikiliya

    From 1983 to 1987 I was the supiritendent under S.L.S.P.C.

    September 08,2017 10:52pm

  • Lionel Weerasinghe . Commented on Pita Ratmalle

    I was the MANAGER OF pITARATHMALIE FROM1993 to1997,

    September 08,2017 10:44pm

  • Ronald Wiggin . Commented on Sogama

    My family, the Wiggin family, seems, through genology, to have been apart of this tea plantation back around 1880 onwards.
    --- I found this doing family research--
    ---Francis Holme Wiggin
    BIRTH 19 JUL 1859 • Oddington, Gloucestershire, , England
    DEATH 19 AUG 1905 • Colombo, Western Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
    2nd great-uncle
    It looks like there were perhaps 20 of the Wiggin family worked there and some died there.

    September 07,2017 02:16pm

  • Vaanmathi Shree . Commented on Dunsinane

    My papa also working in this same place and same year ....

    September 04,2017 03:53pm

  • Balasubramaniam Vijayan . Commented on Balmoral Estate

    Balmoral has recorded 2400 kgs/ ha yield in 1999/2000 financial year.

    August 29,2017 08:08pm

  • Nish An . Commented on Deyanewatte

    My mum was born here

    August 29,2017 02:50pm

  • Diana Tillotson . Commented on Dunsinane

    My father, Charles W.B. Nicholson, was manager of Dunsinane from circa 1940 to 1967.

    August 27,2017 05:52am