• 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

  • Ian Gardner . Commented on Photos & Videos | History of Ceylon Tea

    <span>What a tragedy: gone are all the beautiful lawns; the beautiful flower beds with plants chosen with care and finesse, the well selected shrubs and trees - flowering and ornamental - positioned well for effect. Sadly this comment applies to most, if not all, the gardens of estate bungalows after nationalisation and I still wonder at what exactly it was that created this difference in values of beauty. Absense of pride?</span>

    November 30,2020 08:55pm

  • Sanjini Munaweera . Commented on Bogawantalawa Estate

    my first home

    November 25,2020 04:50pm

  • Kiyaz Deen . Commented on Ceylon Tea meets ‘automated withering’

    I would like a comment from Dr Boteju on the patented system that was installed at his St Coombs Factory in the year 2002 and his Thesis relevant to same

    November 25,2020 09:34am

  • Shailesh Prajapati . Commented on #HealthBytes: Top 5 health Benefits of Black Tea

    Thank you so much for providing information, consumption of green tea can help us to reduce weight, and Unjhawala tea is the processor of green tea, If anyone wants to know about green tea you must visit http://www.unjhawalatea.com/

    November 24,2020 12:25pm

  • Ian Gardner . Commented on Alton

    Commencing in 1966 Lasantha Jayawardena was the first SD on Alton. On my recommendation to the Company that an assisstant was necessary on the estate a new bungalow was built by me and an assistant appointed around the middle of 1966.

    November 15,2020 08:50am

  • Ian Gardner . Commented on Tangakelle

    c.1953 - 55 L.K.L. de Silva was Asst. Supdt. on Walaha Division of Tangakelle and c.1956 E.R.B.Tissera was Asst. Supdt. on Cymru Division.

    November 15,2020 08:29am

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

    Yes. Now under Telbedde.

    November 15,2020 07:02am