Agrawatte

Employee History

Name
Year
Designation
1926 - 1926
Manager
1904 - 1905
Asst. Manager
1898 - 1905
Manager
1891 - 1892
Asst. Manager
1890 - 1891
Asst. Manager
1886 - 1887
Asst. Manager
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Historical Events

1867 – First Tea Estate in Sri Lanka was Born

1867 – First Tea Estate in Sri Lanka was Born

Scotsman James Taylor started Sri Lanka’s first tea estate, 19 acre Loolecondera Estate, marking the birth of the tea industry in Ceylon.

1873 – First Shipment of Ceylon Tea arrives in London

1873 – First Shipment of Ceylon Tea arrives in London

The first Shipment of Ceylon Tea, a consignment of 23lb (10kg) arrived in London for trade

1883 – First Public Tea Auction was Held in Colombo

1883 – First Public Tea Auction was Held in Colombo

The first public Colombo Tea Auction was held at the premises of Somerville & Co. under the auspice of Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

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