Elston

Employee History

Name
Year
Designation
2002 - 2004
Superintendent
2002 - 2004
Asst. Manager
1997 - 1998
Asst. Superintendent
1993 - 2001
Asst. Superintendent
1920 - 1922
Asst. Manager
1920 - 1922
Asst. Manager
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Owners

Name
Year
1898 - 1905
1887 - 1905
1887 - 1892
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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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